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Celebrate Sci/Tech Saturday!


Celebration of Science & Technology (a.k.a. GeekOut!)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

On May 11, 2019, the Port Angeles City Pier will again host the free, community-oriented celebration of science from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People of all ages and interests are invited to engage with scientists at booths and presentations, and examine infographic posters that provide examples of how science works locally to contribute to our communities and our quality of life. To put a face on science in the community, Science on Display provides profiles of local active and retired scientists and science educators.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Port Angeles City Pier stage with a welcome and opening remarks. Dr. Nick Bond will speak about “Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon,” taking a deeper look at the past, present, and future of salmon in Washington State. Then learn from Erin Gless of Island Adventures Whale Watching the exciting story of humpback whales retuning to the Salish Sea.

At noon, Paul Kolensikoff will enlighten and amaze us again this year with “Einsteins Hair-Raising Story.” Matt Jordon will then take our imaginations to celestial bodies in the night skies and the importance of “Saving the Dark.” Hands-on activity is in store with Brad Griffith as you learn how without power tools or steam wood bending can get the job done.

Also back is Science on Display honoring the broad spectrum of retired and active scientists and science educators living on the Olympic Peninsula. From each profile, learn what inspired him or her to pursue a chosen field. Many residents are not aware of the science education, applied science, and interesting research conducted by their neighbors. Science on Display puts a face from the community on science in the community.

Why celebrate science?

We celebrate science because it helps us understand hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and how to capture, store, and use power from the sun. Science has shown us that it’s important to wash our hands and to cover our mouths when we sneeze. We use science to heat our homes, grow our food, and predict the weather. Visit with local scientists and scientist practitioners as they show you how they use science in their work and lives. Science is everywhere, everyday.

GeekOut! is a self-sustained community event hosted annually at Port Angeles City Pier by Feiro Marine Life Center. Support for this event is provided from across the north Olympic Peninsula by volunteers who are members of Olympic Climate Action, North Olympic Orca Pod, Sierra Club – North Olympic Group, as well as residents and friends, who annually volunteer in the Corn Booth at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. These same volunteers fostered this local celebration in 2017 with a shared mission to celebrate the essential role science and technology plays in all our daily lives.

Where: Port Angeles City Pier and Feiro Marine Life Center (315 N. Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA 98362)

When: 10:00 am (opening speaker) to 4:00pm, May 11, 2019

Cost: Free

For additional information, contact Melissa Williams, melissaw@feiromarinelifecenter.org, (360) 417-6254, or Krestine Reed, NOPVoices@att.net, (360) 397-3420.


People’s Climate March ♥ Olympic Peninsula ♥ April 29, 2017

“Our Peninsula, Our Future, Our Climate”

3:00 PM • Port Angeles City Pier

321 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA 98362

RSVP here

Contribute here

Map to parking and City Pier

Agenda of speakers and activities

March route


Our banners – original artwork by Makah artist Micah McCarty

Video by James Cameron

Article by Bill McKibben

“Why I March”:  A Set of Short Videos

Article in Port Townsend Leader

Article in Peninsula Daily News

The People’s Climate March is a nationwide event to re-energize and build the movement for climate action in order to fight pollution, protect human rights, and transform our economy.

Here on the Olympic Peninsula, we have the opportunity to build a coalition of communities and cultures dedicated to a just transition toward community  resilience. Climate action here can mean moving toward stable jobs with good wages, building and retrofitting infrastructure to generate our own energy, increasing efficiency, and preparing for climate changes to come.

Together we can achieve a better future for us all. This is why we are concentrating our efforts into a joint march for the whole North Olympic Peninsula. This is our Peninsula, our future, and our climate.

In addition to climate action on the Peninsula, we stand up to protect the recently signed Paris accord, in which nations work together to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C, and thereby hopefully sustain a livable planet. We reject the call by members of the current federal administration to pull out of the Paris agreement and unleash a new wave of unnecessary and lethal fossil-fuel extraction.

The Sierra Club North Olympic Group and Olympic Climate Action invite you to join us. Let’s march together for our future.  We have a great lineup of speakers and others to inform and inspire you!

We use non-violent means to achieve change. We are committed to nonviolence, inspired by the spirit of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and other peaceful protesters before us. No violence, no property damage. We believe that this approach offers the best means of creating lasting progress toward a just and healthy world.


FAQ:  Olympic Peninsula People’s Climate March – Saturday, April 29, 2017

3 pm – Port Angeles City Pier, 321 N. Lincoln St.

Parking is available at the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot, 223 E 4th St. There will be a drop-off area near the pier for people who need it. A map is here.

Gathering will be at the stage on the Port Angeles City Pier. The welcome ceremony will begin at about 3 pm. A map is here. Limited seating is available, so if you need a seat, RSVP or arrive early. Posters and banners are welcome but must be held–they cannot be hung anywhere in the pier area.

March route is just under a mile and will be from the pier to Railroad Ave, where we will walk west along the esplanade. At the end of the sidewalk we will continue through the park by the pocket beaches until we reach the crosswalk at Front and Cherry. We will cross at the crosswalk and continue south on Cherry until we get to First. Once on First, we will walk east on the north sidewalk up to Lincoln. From there we will head north on Lincoln and back to the Pier. A map is here.

The march will be led by local tribal members. Tribal drummers invite others with portable percussion to march behind down along the line to give a beat to the whole march.

We will not be blocking the roads, so marchers must stay on the sidewalks and obey traffic signals. March helpers in orange vests will be at every block. They will be able to call someone who can pick you up if you cannot complete the march for any reason. We will also have doctors marching who have agreed to be “on call”.

Rally: Once we return to the Pier, around 4pm, we will listen to several inspiring speeches from community members and elected officials. The speeches should last about 40 minutes. The Peace Choir will end the march with a song. A tentative agenda is here.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no smoking on the Pier or during the march. Well behaved, leashed dogs who like crowds are welcome. Remember to bring water and dress for the weather; there will be no food available at the march. We are committed to principles of non-violence.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to view a fuller description of the event.

— Sierra Club North Olympic Group and Olympic Climate Action