New Sundown Speaker Sequence set at Dungeness River Nature Heart

The Dungeness River Nature Heart’s new Saturday night time out of doors speaker sequence will probably be held on the out of doors classroom on the middle’s grounds. (Picture courtesy of Dungeness River Nature Heart)

SEQUM — The pure wonders of the Olympic Peninsula will probably be within the highlight in a brand new Saturday night time out of doors speaker sequence in Sequim.

Sundown Speaker Sequence shows on the out of doors classroom on the Dungeness River Nature Heart, 1943 W. Hendrickson Highway, will start at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, with a urged $5 donation for River Heart teaching programs.

5 audio system will current talks in July, August and September — together with one on forest bathing meditation with guided walks the next day.

Presenters are consultants of their discipline, offering data on geology, paleo-history, mammals and reintroduced (and succulent) native oysters, organizers mentioned.

Guests are urged to carry their very own camp chair, snacksand non-alcoholic drinks.

The primary within the sequence will probably be this Saturday. “When Geologists Are within the Mountains, They Are Considering In regards to the Ocean” will probably be offered by Dann Could, Peninsula Faculty geology/philosophy professor.

Could will focus on the geological forces that formed the Olympic Peninsula, from the Cascadia Subduction Zone and plate tectonics to Ice Age continental glaciers, submarine volcanic eruptions and deep sea turbidites fashioned by underwater “avalanches.”

Additionally, there will probably be a quick take a look at the widespread rocks of the Olympic Peninsula.

Right here is the remainder of the schedule:

• July 29 — “Paleochannels of the Dungeness” with David Brownell, govt director on the North Olympic Historical past Heart.

Brownell will focus on the shifting “paleochannels” of the Dungeness River and set up an environmental and anthropological framework to succeed in a greater understanding of the historical past of the Dungeness River for the reason that finish of the final ice age.

Study concerning the archaeological, geological and different proof to “recreate” the panorama of the North Olympic Peninsula because it tailored to adjustments in local weather, biology and different components.

• Aug. 19 — “Forest Bathing & Awe: An Invitation to an Embodied Follow” with Michael Stein-Ross, founding father of Cascadia Forest Remedy.

By means of his expertise as a nature and forest remedy information, Stein-Ross explores how the follow of forest bathing can invite awe into our lives.

He discusses the historical past of the follow in addition to the science behind its physiological advantages.

All through the discuss, he presents sensory-focused invites to carry to life among the themes of the dialogue.

• Aug. 20 — “Forest Bathing & Awe: A Guided Stroll in Railroad Bridge Park.

Two guided walks are set, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from midday to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The associated fee is $10 for Nature Heart members, $15 for non-members. All climbing ranges are welcome. Attend the discuss on Saturday night for larger context across the follow of forest bathing, also referred to as shinrin-yoku.

• Sept. 9 — “Making Connections: Place-Based mostly Research of Massive Mammals of the Olympic Peninsula” with Kim Sager-Fradkin, Wildlife Program Supervisor with the Decrease Elwha Klallam Tribe.

Sager-Fradkin will focus on the work of the Decrease Elwha Klallam Tribe and companions to doc wildlife recolonization of the Elwha River Watershed since dam removing, and also will share tales from the Olympic Cougar Undertaking.

• Sept. 16 — “The Rise and Fall and Rise Once more of the Olympia Oyster” with Neil Harrington, environmental biologist with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

This discuss will cowl the historical past of Washington’s solely native oyster and present-day efforts of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to revive and shield these iconic shellfish.

For extra details about the sequence, contact Montana Napier at 360-681-5637 or montana@

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