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Water & Watersheds: Water 101 (K-2nd grade teachers)

RE Sources 2309 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, United States

2 STEM clock hours for attending, 1 for implementation. In this water 101 workshop, educators will learn activities that help students understand the complications of water — as a liquid, as a vapor, salt or fresh, and how precious it is. The course’s activities will support multiple NGSS, ELA and SEL standards. Teachers will be […]

Protect the best, Restore the rest: Managing forests for a climate-changed future

Academic Instructional Center West — WWU campus 259-333 21st St, Bellingham, WA, United States

When: Thursday, November 16th at 4:30pm Where: Western Washington University, Academic Instructional West building Room 204. Map here. Zoom link available via the Alumni Association at alumni.wwu.edu if you cannot attend in person. Speaker: Alexander Harris, RE Sources Land & Water Policy Manager Ecological forest management is gaining traction across the Pacific Northwest as a way […]

Sustainability Social Hour at Structures Brewing

Structures Brewing 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, United States

Once upon a time, RE Sources hosted a recurring Green Drinks happy hour events so folks working in (or aspiring to work in) Whatcom County's environmental space could connect with and support one another. We're excited to share that we're teaming up with our friends at Peak Sustainability and Sustainable Connections to support a new […]

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Beach Cleanup @ Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Bear Cat Brewing Company 7876 Birch Bay Dr #101, Blaine, WA, United States

Before the 41st annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day, we're holding a trash cleanup on the beach. Pick up beach cleanup supplies, free coffee, and chat with RE Sources and Surfrider at our table next to Beach Cat Brewing. Stay warm and help spruce up the shoreline while you wait for […]

Annual Cherry Point Science Forum — Hear from Salish Sea scientists

Online (Zoom)

At our annual Cherry Point Science Forum, we invite local researchers to talk about amazing research happening at Cherry Point in our backyard and the Salish Sea at large. This year’s theme is Protecting our Aquatic Reserves. The Cherry Point Science Forum is free and open to the public. It will be held virtually via Zoom […]

Tracking Energy of Food Systems, Day 1 (4th-8th grade teachers)

3 STEM clock hours for attending. This two part professional development series is designed to help educators understand food systems; growing, producing, processing, and disposing of food. Educators will help students draw connections to climate change and food justice issues. This series will focus on the question: What are we really throwing away when we […]

Tracking Energy of Food Systems, Day 2 (4th-8th grade teachers)

3 STEM clock hours for attending. This two part professional development series is designed to help educators understand food systems; growing, producing, processing, and disposing of food. Educators will help students draw connections to climate change and food justice issues. This series will focus on the question: What are we really throwing away when we […]

WA Water Lobby Day: Meet with lawmakers in Olympia

Lord Mansion (Olympia) 211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Join us to advocate for laws that keep the Salish Sea clean and freshwater resources safe during the 2024 state legislative session! It's easier than you might think, and our staff will be with you every step of the way. Water Lobby Day: Thursday, February 1st. Plan to be in Olympia by 9:30am, with trainings […]

Beach cleanup for Valentine’s Day: Show the ocean some love!

Maritime Heritage Park 500 W Holly St, Bellingham, United States

Pick up beach cleanup supplies, refreshments, and join us at the mouth of Whatcom Creek to prevent trash from getting into Bellingham Bay! To combat plastic pollution in the Salish Sea, we host beach cleanups — as well as cleanups along rivers and lakes — throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties, providing cleanup equipment and a place […]

Tour a Bellingham waterfront cleanup site (and the future Salish Landing Park space)

Cornwall Beach 100 Pine St, Bellingham, WA, United States

Between Boulevard Park and downtown Bellingham, trees were milled, stored and chemically treated for decades. Now, the RG Haley site is being cleaned up to become a public park three times larger than Boulevard Park. Tuesday, February 27th from 12–1:30 p.m. Meet at Cornwall Beach (100 Pine St STE 202, Bellingham)  RSVP today You might recognize this site […]

March Sustainability Social Hour at Structures Brewing

Structures Brewing 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, United States

Last year, we teamed up with our friends at Peak Sustainability and Sustainable Connections to support a new generation of happy hour networking events, the Sustainability Social Hour. The events were a big hit, so we're keeping the beer and conservation flowing with quarterly social hours in 2024! These are casual, drop-in networking events designed […]

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Protect the best, restore the rest: Managing forests for a climate-changed future

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

For over a century, our approach to managing forests has been based almost entirely on our drive to maximize financial returns from intensive timber production. How can we work with the natural functions of forests to give us much more? A new approach to forestry, known as ecological forest management, is gaining traction across the […]

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