The Whale Museum hosts two special programs for marine naturalists on April 22 and 23 in Friday Harbor. On Saturday, April 22, the annual “Gear Up” Workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Juan Island Grange Hall on First Street. Sunday, April 23 a CPR/First Aid training session taught by San Juan Island EMS staff takes place from 9 to 5 p.m. at the SJI EMS building.
Gear Up Workshop: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration for the “Gear Up” Workshop. Invited presenters include: Lynne Barre (NOAA) on the status of Southern Resident Killer Whales; Sandie O’Neill (NOAA) and Suzanna Stoike (Puget Sound Partnership) on the status of water quality within Puget Sound; Jennifer Johnson (GSRO) on the status of salmon recovery in Washington; and Marla Holt (NOAA) on the status of ocean sound/noise in the Pacific Northwest.
The registration fee is $35 for non-members; $25 for TWM or SSAMN members. A no-host reception will follow the session on Saturday evening at Mike’s Café & Wine Bar.
CPR/First Aid: This training is designed to allow for marine naturalists to get certified in CPR/First Aid within a single day. The registration fee is $35 for non-members; $25 for TWM or SSAMN members. Lunch can be pre-ordered for an additional $12 per day.
For more information or to register for either or both these events, please visit this web page: https://whalemuseum.org/products/gear-up or call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.