Friends of Skagit Beaches (FOSB) brings you another incredible public education event this fall! If you have enjoyed the Winter Lecture Series over the past 12 years, interpretive walks or other FOSB events, you won’t want to miss the 6th annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy to be held Saturday, October 21st 9:00am-3:30pm at the NWESD Building in Anacortes. Register early to get your priority on lecture sessions though the Eventbrite page.
This one-day educational program is the major fundraiser for FOSB providing money to reinvest in environmental education, projects, and to support the Coastal Volunteer Partnership. The cost of attendance is $30 if you bring your own lunch, $40 if you would like a box lunch from “The Store”. Clock hours (5) are available to teachers through Padilla Bay.
Our keynote address will be “WHEN ROME IS BURNING: The Effects of a Global Decline in Biodiversity” presented by Dr. Phoebe Barnard, Executive Director of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute and internationally recognized scientist. The Cascadia region is an empowering place to live with wonderful opportunities to build stronger and more focused bridges between government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits, civil society organizations, and the public policy and communications communities. How can we respond proactively in a way that gives as many species as possible a chance to survive the gauntlet of the next 300 years of dizzying environmental change?
Saturday, October 21st 9:00am-3:30pm Register early to get your priority on lecture sessions though the Eventbrite page. We can’t wait to see you there! Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities for the Academy as well!