Upcoming Events

November 29, 2021
  • Discovery Farms® Riparian Buffer Research Findings

    Date: November 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Dr. Kedija Awole, KCD’s Senior Research Coordinator Discovery Farms, will be sharing research findings of the Washington State Discovery Farms® Buffer Research Project on Monday, November 29 from 12pm-1pm.

    Vegetated riparian buffers are critical to providing shade for salmon and other species to protect streams from summer heat. Though there is a consensus around the benefits of riparian vegetation for moderating stream temperature, questions remain around the extent and size of the buffer for effective temperature regulation. To date, most riparian buffer effectiveness studies have focused on forested land use but there are limited buffer studies available on agricultural land to inform buffer requirements.

    To fill this data gap, KCD monitored the stream and air temperatures of thirty perennial waterways with different riparian buffer widths to better understand how riparian buffers and associated channel characteristics influence stream temperature.

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December 2, 2021
  • Online Event: Rain Gardens--Trouble Shooting Problems

    Date: December 2, 2021
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    No matter how carefully planned, some things don't go as expected. Learn to troubleshoot and return your rain garden to full efficiency. For details, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-gardens-trouble-shooting-problems-tickets-182902154267

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  • Discovery Speaker Series: Salmon with Tom Quinn

    Date: December 2, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tune into the Estuarium’s Facebook Live on December 2nd at 6:30 PM for an eye-opening discussion with Tom Quinn about salmon, their habitat, and their behaviors. Tom Quinn is a Biologist and Professor at UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. His research focus is in salmon behavior and ecology. Tom has done research on migratory behavior, habitat requirements, and spawning behaviors in salmon and trout. Salmon are born in freshwater, migrate out to the sea to live a large majority of their life in salt water, and then return home to the rivers and streams they were born into to spawn and die. This migratory pattern makes them anadromous fish. Tom’s research explores the migratory patterns of these fish populations and the underlying mechanisms that make them possible!

    Young ones are invited to join in the virtual talk by following along with coloring pages related to the Discovery Speaker Series topics that will be available for download prior to the event. Coloring pages can also be picked up at the Estuarium during our weekend open hours.

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April 26, 2022