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Each month the MaST Center hosts an educational speaker series that is sponsored by Highline College. Science on the Sound attracts local, regional, and national experts who share their knowledge with the local community, generally focusing on interests of the Puget Sound Region. Science on the Sound provides a variety of speaker topics so that we can brush upon peoples differing interests.

Discussions are held in the classroom at the MaST Center on the dates listed below. Speakers give 45 minute presentations. For more information regarding the Science on the Sound Speaker Series, please contact us.

2014-2015 Shedule: Discussions Begin at 12pm

October 4
Inverebrates of Puget Sound
Woody Moses

November 1
State of Puget Sound
Leihla Schlarlau

December 6
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Chris Wilke

January 10
Eric Baer

January 17
Starting at 1pm

Harmful Algal Blooms
Jen Runyan

February 7
Christine Ranegger

March 7
PCC Farmland Trust
Melissa Campbell

April 4
Annual MaST Writers Workshop
Susan Landgraf

May 2
Puget Sound Rockfishes
Nicole Killebrew

June 6
Wind Energy
Bryan Stumpf

2013-2014 Schedule:

June 7 Mountaineering in the Cascades
Ryan Strong, Operations Manager Seattle Bouldering Project and Mountain Guide at KAF Adventures

May 3 Small Actions, Big Solutions - How Everyday actions will help save Puget Sound
Laura James, Co-Director

April 5 Annual MaST Writers Workshop
Susan Landgraf, Poet/Professor HCC

March 1 Environmental Justice in Our Backyard
Jourdan Keith, Executive Director Urban Wilderness Project

February 1 Kayaking Puget Sound
Dave Ortland, President Washington Kayak Club

January 11 Marine Mammal Strandings in Puget Sound
Jamie Woodward, AmeriCorps, MaST Center

December 7 Discovery of a New Marine Bacterium from Puget Sound
Katharine Lalish, PhD candidate, University of Washington

November 2 Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Mushrooms
Kim Traverse, Puget Sound Mycological Society