Please join us on San Juan Island to explore UW’s internationally acclaimed marine labs.
Once a year we open our doors and encourage folks to come see what we’re doing! As you find your way across our beautiful FHL campus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities and learn about the research being done here. No need to RSVP to this family-friendly event that’s open to all ages!
On your self-guided tour you can:
- view SCUBA diving demos
- catch plankton & use a microscope to examine it
- touch sea life
- take in a scientific lecture
- hop aboard our docked 58-ft research vessel Centennial and snack on fresh popcorn while you check out oceanographic tools, sonar systems, video captured by our remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and walk through the boat’s wheelhouse
- browse amongst booths and displays from other local agencies, including The Whale Museum and Friends of Lime Kiln Society
- shop for FHL “swag” including t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats
- grab a light bite to eat on the deck of our historic Dining Hall
- enjoy a live marimba band (*)
Scientific Lectures include:
- Hillary Hayford – “Hot times for coastal critters.”
- Mackenzie Gerringer – “Life in the trenches.”
- Brent Hughes – “River otters in a land without rivers.”
(*) Kubatana Marimba Ensemble and Island Marimba Studio returning to perform on the Dining Hall deck.
We look forward to seeing you!
Sat. May 12th, 11 am – 4 pm