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A Joint Publication of the Padilla Bay Foundation and Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Summer 2022
Padilla Bay Newsletter
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The Breazeale Interpretive Center is open
Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00-4:00.
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Videos improve training for wetland specialists and shoreline planners
COVID-19 instantly changed how the Coastal Training Program provides practical, science-based training to professionals who make decisions about shoreline management in Washington. In spite of countless moments yearning for in-person gatherings, we adapted and explored new ways of implementing trainings. Read about creative solutions for our trainings . . .

Reserve and Foundation support of graduate student research at Padilla Bay.

Research is a critical part of the work we do at Padilla Bay, and it would not be possible without support from NOAA, the Padilla Bay Foundation, and the programs that help us bring graduate student researchers to the Reserve. Read about summer research projects and our remodeled collaborative workspace for visiting scientists.

Youth Programs
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Mini Explorers are 3-5 year olds, sharing stories, songs, and activities to learn all about Padilla Bay. Join us for fun, fast-paced programs especially for pre-schoolers. Click on the topic below to register.
How Animals Move, Wednesday. June 22 at 10:00am and Thursday, June 23 at 1:00pm
Amazing AmphipodsWednesday, July 27 at 10:00am 1:00pm
Have to Have a Habitat, Wednesday, August 17 at 10:00am and Thursday, August 18 at 1:00pm

Junior Ecologists are 6-9 year olds who have fun learning about the estuary Join us for fun, interactive programs about the Padilla Bay estuary and its amazing plants and animals. Click on the topic below to register.
Animal Defenses, Friday. June 17 and Saturday, June 25, 10:30-12:00
Exploring Eelgrass, Friday, July 15  and Saturday July 16 10:30am-12:00noon
Mudflat Safari, Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 10:30am
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Come explore what makes our community special through the intersections of art, culture and science! This day camp, hosted by the Museum of Northwest Art and Padilla Bay Reserve, will include hands-on art and science, as well as games, songs and stories. For kids ages 9-14. Cost: $180. Register here.
All ages programs
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Mudflat Safaris
When the tide goes out at Padilla Bay, it goes all the way out! Come explore this huge expanse of mud, teeming with life. Come with old shoes that tie or snug boots. All ages welcome. We will begin at the Interpretive Center and end up at Bay View State Park where a Discover Pass is required for parking.
June 17, 1:00-3:00
July 1, 1:00-3:00
July 12, 10:00-12:00
July 30, 12:30-2:30
August 27, 10:00-12:00
Register here.
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Beach Seines
No need for SCUBA to find out what lives under the waters of Padilla Bay. Come help us pull our seine net through the water and learn about the fish in our estuary. All ages welcome. This program is held at Bay View State Park where a Discover Pass is required for parking.
June 24, 12:30pm
July 6, 3:00pm
July 22, 10:00am
August 3, 2:30pm
August 22, 11:00am
No need to register. Just find us on the beach at Bay View State Park.
Summer public programs
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Fish Feeding and Aquarium Tour
Join aquarist, Mark Olson along with Padilla Bay educators for a behind-the-scenes tour of our aquariums. From flounder to wolf eel, helmet crab to grunt sculpin, you'll get to meet them all. Saturdays, June 25, July 23 and August 13 at 10:00am. Register here. Click here to register.
Mud Snails - 15 billion and counting!

For nearly 100 years, the Japanese mud snail, Batillaria attramentaria has made a home in Padilla Bay. Its population has recently surged, and Padilla Bay scientists are trying to learn why. Angelica Lucchetto, Padilla Bay's stewardship assistant has spent countless hours monitoring this little invasive snail. She'll share our findings, and lead an optional field excursion to the beach for some hands-on data collection. Dress to get a bit muddy! Thursday, July 14, 1:00pmClick to register

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How to draw/paint en plein air 

Join artist and educator, Annie England and experience the joy of drawing and painting in Padilla Bay's great outdoors. Plein Air means outside in the elements, so dress for the weather! We will provide watercolor pencils, erasers, and paper. Feel free to bring additional art supplies. The class is offered twice: Friday July 15th and Friday August 19th, 1:00-3:00pm. This class is appropriate for adults and older children accompanied by an adult. Register here.

For Teachers
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Teaching Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
Padilla Bay is offering workshops for middle and high school teachers interested in bringing climate science, ocean acidification, and data literacy into their classrooms. Join us on-site at Padilla Bay, Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 9:00-4:30 Free STEM clock hours, stipend, and free curriculum provided. Registration and more information here. To be the first to know about upcoming workshops, sign up for our teacher email list.

Teaching Climate Change for grades 4-8
This two-day workshop is field-based and on site at Padilla Bay. Explore ocean and climate science activities for your students, earn 15 STEM clock hour credits, and enjoy learning with colleagues at beautiful Padilla Bay. Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, 8:30am-4:30pm. Register here.
School Programs
We are now offering on-site programs for school groups. Learn more on our website, or contact us for scheduling. 
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Padilla Bay Foundation News
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Padilla Bay Foundation
Check out our great selection of books and gifts in the Interpretive Center lobby.
. . Read all about Padilla Bay Foundation activities. .

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Mt. Vernon, WA  98273
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