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* The 2016-2017 schedule has concluded. 2017-2018 schedule will run from October-June. Check back for current schedule in September 2017. *

Each month the MaST Center hosts an educational speaker series that is sponsored by Highline College. Science on the Sound attracts local, regional, and national experts who share their knowledge with the local community, generally focusing on interests of the Puget Sound Region. Science on the Sound provides a variety of speaker topics so that we can brush upon peoples differing interests.

Discussions are held in the classroom at the MaST Center on the dates listed below. Speakers give 45 minute presentations. For more information regarding the Science on the Sound Speaker Series, please contact us.

2016-2017 Schedule: Discussions Begin at 12pm

October 1
Toxics and Top Predators
Woody Moses, Highline Biology Instructor

November 5
Sustainable Fisheries
Erin Wilson, Fisheries Biologist

December 3
The Whale Trail
Donna Sandstrom, Director of The Whale Trail

January 7
Coral Reef Conservation in Indonesia
Dr. Kaddee Lawrence, Marine Educator

February 4

State of the Salish Sea – A Virtual Tour
Chrys Bertolotto, WSU Extension

March 4
Climate Chaos: Local and International Examples of Our Changing Oceans
Dr. Rick Keil and Miranda Stach, School of Oceanography University of Washington

April 1
Big, Beautiful and Bizarre: Creatures of Puget Sound
Rachel Easton, Harbor Wildwatch

May 6
Annual MaST Writers Workshop
Susan Landgraf, Poet and Professor

June 3
Projected Changes in West Coast Extreme Precipitation Due to Global Warming
Mike Warner, Lecturer/Research Scientist University of Washington Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences


2015-2016 Presentations

2013-2014 Presentations

2012-2013 Presentations

2011-2012 Presentations

2010-2011 Presentations

2009-2010 Presentations