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February 2019

RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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March 2019

JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon”

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon Presented by Robert Knapp, Environmental Planning Program Manager When: March 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (rescheduled from February 8) Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net. In honor of Jamestown S’Klallam recognition day on February 11th, we dedicated the month of February to learning more about the people who have lived and prospered on the Olympic Peninsula for more than 10,000 years. S’Klallams rich culture is greatly based on…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 East 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States
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Free

Oiled Wildlife Hazwoper Training When: March 2, 2019 Where: City Council Chambers, 321 East 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA Time: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM Learn Important Safety Skills. This one-day interactive training will help you understand how to recognize, react, and protect yourself from the hazards associated with an oil spill. The class will cover hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and an overview of how oil spill response operations are conducted. The class also examines hazards associated with…

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BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
“Birds: The Inside Story”

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Birds: The Inside Story (Bird Anatomy and Biology) Presented by Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersema When: March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. until noon Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim Cost: $5 (free for anyone under 18 yrs. of age) Sixth in the series will be Birds: The Inside Story (Bird Anatomy and Biology) presented by Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersema. This seminar is packed with information on the physical features and biology of birds—how they eat,…

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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar”

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Historical Relationships Between S'Klallam People and Cedar Presented by David Brownell, Cultural Resources Specialist When: March 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (rescheduled from February 15, 2019) Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net. In honor of Jamestown S’Klallam recognition day on February 11th, we dedicated the month of February to learning more about the people who have lived and prospered on the Olympic Peninsula for more than 10,000 years. S’Klallams rich culture is greatly based…

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SPECIAL EVENT
“Birds and Beverages”

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
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Birds and Beverages Gathering When: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim Crested Grebeby John James Audubon An informal gathering of birders of all abilities. If you want to meet new OPAS members and interested area residents, you’re invited to share your favorite spots, share bird photography tips, discuss research you may be working on - the sky’s the limit. It’s low key and it’s fun. Gather at Wind Rose Cellars, 143…

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FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus on Raccoons”

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 – $10

Focus on Raccoons Presented by Jenna Ziogas When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 a.m. - Noon (rescheduled from February 16, 2019) Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net.

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FIELD TRIP
John Wayne Marina

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
John Wayne Marina, South Parking Lot
Free

John Wayne Marina Date and Time:  8:30-10:30 am  Sunday, March 17 Leader:  John Gatchet Cost:  Free Meeting Place:  Southeast Parking Lot (Where the creek flows into Sequim Bay) Features:  Shorebirds, waterfowl, gulls and land birds are all found in this location where 182 bird species have been recorded.  There will be minimal walking on level surfaces as we explore this small area.  Restrooms are available. Bring:  Optics (scope if you have one), appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear. Further Information:  Contact…

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MEETING
“The Private Aleutian World of Tufted Puffins”

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

 OPAS Program March 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.  The Private Aleutian World of Tufted Puffins Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Presented by John Piatt and Ajay Varma John Piatt Dr. John Piatt, a world expert on puffins, has spent nearly 40 years studying these iconic seabirds in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. His work at the Aleutians focused on the food of puffins, using them as indicators of ocean health. He particularly ponders the question: How…

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FIELD TRIP
Beginners and Newcomers Bird Walk

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Beginners and Newcomers Bird Walk - Spring Season Date and Time: 8:30-10:30 am Saturday, March 23 Leader: Stacey Fradkin Cost: Free Meeting Place: Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park Features: Introduction to birds arriving in the area and commonly found in spring at feeders in Sequim, bird feeding tips, opportunity to discuss other places in Sequim to see birds. Trail is paved and appropriate for those with limited mobility Bring: Binoculars if you have them, some may be…

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“Welcome to Subirdia”

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Book Discussion Group Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife Author: John Marzluff.  2015 (reprint edition) March 26, 2019, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center Come join discussion leader Ken Wiersema for a discussion of this fascinating book by 2019 Olympic Peninsula BirdFest Keynote Speaker John Marzluff.  Dr. Marzluff’s BirdFest keynote speech is titled “Subirdia”, so this is a great opportunity to preview the topic and perhaps frame…

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April 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
“Migration”

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Migration Presented by Tomás Setubal Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Cost: $5 The seventh in the series will be Migration presented by Tomás Setubal, aquatic ecologist for Olympic National Park. Tomás will lead a discussion on the incredible phenomenon of migration and the mechanisms that govern the mass movement of avian species worldwide. He will emphasize the bird species seen in Clallam County, which provides an important component of the Pacific Flyway’s…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. April 16th & 17th - Dungeness Forks and Graywolf River Outlook All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.        

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. April 16th & 17th - Dungeness Forks and Graywolf River Outlook All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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MEETING
“Mastodon Tusks In My Front Yard”

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

 OPAS Program April 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. "What do you do when you find two old elephant tusks in your front yard?" Presented by Clare Manis Hatler Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA In 1977, Manny Manis unearthed some old tusks while digging with a backhoe in his Happy Valley pasture.  What followed is the stuff of Sequim legend.  For the next eight years Manny and Clare opened their home to archeologists and the public, showcasing…

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