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The MaST Center’s 2016-17 Schedule

Published on 11/5/2016

The MaST Center’s 2016-17 Schedule




Our mission is to promote understanding, appreciation, and preservation of the marine environment through hands-on research, education, and community activities that highlight the beauty, complexity, and importance of the South Puget Sound ecosystem.

Presentations are free and open to the public.


They are scheduled at 12PM noon on the first Saturday and each month during the academic year.






October 1

Woody Moses

Highline Biology Instructor

Toxics and Top Predators

November 5

Erin Wilson

Fisheries Biologist

Sustainable Fisheries

December 3

Donna Sandstrom

Director of The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail

January 7

Dr. Kaddee Lawrence

Marine Educator

Coral Reef Conservation in Indonesia

February 4

Chrys Bertolotto

WSU Extension

State of the Salish Sea – A Virtual Tour

March 4

Dr. Rick Keil and Miranda Stach

School of Oceanography University of Washington

Climate Chaos: Local and International Examples of Our Changing Oceans

April 1

Rachel Easton

Harbor Wildwatch

Big, Beautiful and Bizarre: Creatures of Puget Sound

May 6

Susan Landgraf

Poet and Professor

Annual MaST Writers Workshop

June 3

Mike Warner

University of Washington Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences

Projected Changes in West Coast Extreme Precipitation Due to Global Warming


The MaST Center is located near the Redondo Beach Park in Des Moines, WA and offers a unique waterfront laboratory and classroom in the lower Puget Sound. It provides a venue to educate and engage the community in issues impacting the Puget Sound including coastal development, storm water runoff, marine pollution and salmon recovery. It is our hope to enrich people's lives and benefit the environment through programs that educate the public about the organisms in and around the Puget Sound ecosystem. For more information on the MaST Center please visit the webpage at


If you have any questions, please contact Woody Moses at


Thanks much!

Woody Moses

Biology and Environmental Science Instructor

Highline College

2400 S. 240th St.

Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: 206.592.3649


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