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2015

ANNUAL

REPORT

INSPIRING

CONSERVATION

of the

SALISH SEA


Message from the Executive Director

Stronger through change

1

Change and growth were significant themes for the Port Townsend

Marine Science Center in 2015. An updated website, new logo, and

a number of new staff members were welcomed this year.

This was our first year operating under our new strategic plan,

Focus on the Future. With a 16% increase in visitors to our exhibits

and 12% additional participation in programs, we are well ahead

of projections to meet our goal of doubling our impact by 2025.

We also laid the groundwork for growing to sustain and continue

this progress with the addition of staff positions and re-organizing

our internal structure according to our three core competencies:

Lifelong Education, Citizen Science, and Visitor Experience.

2

In this report you’ll see exciting stories of the people and programs

making the Science Center’s growth a reality and highlights of 2015

accomplishments. We thank all of you, the PTMSC family, for striving

for a healthier Salish Sea.

With deepest appreciation,

Janine Boire

Executive Director

3

STEPS

toward the

VISION

in

2015

1

LIFELONG

LEARNING

For its second

year, the popular

Future of Oceans

lecture series

challenged and

informed hundreds of people. Our school

programs brought schools from Aberdeen,

Seattle, Port Angeles, and as far away as

Spokane.

Chimacum Elementary brought 80

kindergarteners to the exhibits, and John

Hays of Freeman High School brought his

class to the science center for the twenty fifth

year in a row. One group of fourth graders

came by boat from Seattle on a Puget

Sound Express vessel and docked right

in front of the Science Center on the pier!

2

CITIZEN

SCIENCE

Citizen Science

volunteers

reported over

2100 hours of

project time in

2015. Sound Toxins volunteers monitored

four sites in Eastern Jefferson County every

week for paralytic shellfish poisoning. Sea

Star Monitoring continues with weekly

observations at the Marine Exhibit and

quarterly surveys at the Indian Island plots.

A scientific paper published in February,

2016, by Eisenlord, et al, reported that

increased water temperature does play a

role in the prevalence of Sea Star Wasting

Syndrome. AmeriCorps members and

volunteers waded into the darkness to

place and retrieve mussel cages at low

tide in October and February as part of the

Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program.

Wallace Davis and Anne Murphy’s paper

“Plastics in surface waters of the Inside

Passage and beaches of the Salish Sea in

Washington State” published by Elsevier in

2015, includes a summary of the PTMSC-led

citizen-science study of plastic debris on

37 beaches. These results were presented

at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.

2015 was the second year of Harbor

Porpoise monitoring with Dr. Aileen Jeffries

of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute. Most

sightings occur in June and July.

Only 66 of the 140 Marine Mammal Stranding

calls in 2015 required stranding response

(compared to 111 stranding responses in

2014.) The other calls were for sick birds,

sleeping seals, otter nests, and a bag of

oysters!

3

VISITOR

EXPERIENCE

It has been an

exciting year

out on the

PTMSC pier!

A basket star

(Gorgonsocephalus eucimis) has been

thriving in the Marine Exhibit for nearly

eight months. This branched echinoderm

consistently shocks visitors during our

public feed and is a stunning example of

the diversity of life in the Salish Sea. We

also acquired a few new fish ambassadors

before our spring opening. Territorial painted

greenlings, massive buffalo sculpins, and

a cryptic smooth alligator fish all share

the recently redesigned piling tank. The

Marine Exhibit continues to inspire visitors,

volunteers, and staff alike.

This year we also have kept a close eye

on the animals living under and around the

pier! We watched three river otter pups

grow to adulthood, recorded calls from

J-pod on our hydrophone, and watched

diving cormorants and schools of tubesnout

swim by using our underwater camera.

With the support of staff at Olympic National

Park, an interactive display on Glacial

Mass Balance was installed in the Natural

History Exhibit to complement the historic

glacier model. This display allows visitors

to simulate glacial advance and retreat in

response to changes in winter snowfall in

Olympic National Park. The display case in

Fort Worden Commons was updated with

a new exhibit of marine animal fossils from

PTMSC collections. Featured specimens

include ancient crabs and fish, as well as

the skull of a primitive baleen whale.


2015 Donors & Members

You do an ocean of good!

Rodie

& Al

Abrams ·

Judith Adler ·

Jean Akin · J

Alcaraz · Kevin

Alexander · Catherine

& Tom Anderson · James

Anderson · Janine

Anderson & Terry Lievre · Paul

& Joyce Anderson · Normandie

& John D. Anderson · Ross

Anderson & Mary Rothschild ·

Susan Marie Andersson · Phil Andrus

& Emmy Lou Stein · Tom Armitage &

Meg Parisi · Mary Beth Armstrong &

Peter Sigmond · Susan Auer & Gerry Kress

· Geneva Austin · John Austin · Patt Ayers

· Bud Babcock · Anna Bachmann · Ann &

Joe Baier · Ann Bambrick · Greg & Christina

Baribault · Katherine Baril · Mary & David Barr

· Chris Bartik · Chris Baxter · Diane Baxter &

Garth Ware · Paul Becker & Lisa Crosby · Joseph

Bednarik & Liesl Slabaugh · Christy Beeger ·

Timothy Behrenfield · Court & Ann Bell · Dr.

Jacquelyn Belt · Emily Bender · Jim Bender &

Ann Venables · Sheila Bender · Pat Benn &

Ned Crosby · Al & Megan Bergstein ·

Carol Bernthal · Wendy Bietz

Unzelman · Hugh Binley · Mary &

Stefan Biskup · Heidi Bloedel ·

John Bodger & Selden McKee

· Karen Boegehold & Gerald

Braude · Janine Boire · Pat

Bomar · Bonita's Four

Legged Friends · Blake

Borgeson · Chuck & Luan

Borgeson · Virginie

Bourgue · Kathryn Bowman ·

Frank Boyle · Beth Bradley · Lara

Branigan · Tom & Rosalie Branigan ·

George & Carolyn Brannen · Anastasia Brencick

& Shelley Higman · William Brennan & Thya Merz ·

Martha Breunig · Beverly Brice · Leah Brown · Timothy Brown

· Susan Bullerdick · Daniel & Lys Burden · Kate & Art Burke · Louis

Burzycki · Richard Butchart · Gene & Christine Buzzard · Alicia Bye · Tim

& Carla Caldwell · Gigi Callaizakis & Steve Moore · Jennifer & Barclay Calvert

· Bob Cameron · Chris & Kay Caran · Betsy Carlson · Maurice & Christine

Carpenter · Mary & Chuck Carr-Gibilisco · Andrew Carson · Dennis & Lisa Cartwright

· Judy Caruso · Cheryl Cashman · Esko Cate · Doris Causey · Judy & Mike Cavett ·

Marie & Tom Cawrse · Karen Chang ·

Christensen & Seth Rolland · Ellen Chu ·

David Chuljian, DDS · Cathe Clapp &

Denis Keyes · Kathryn Clark & Dane

Long · Taylor Clark · William

Clark · Barbara J

Clayton · Bob

& Helen

Wendy Chapman · John Chiles · Me'l

Cleveland

· Cathy Cloutier ·

Ardith Cole · Marcia Coleman ·

Barbara Collins · John Collins & Carol

Graves · John Conley · Richard & Esther Conway

· Herb & Kathe Cook · Chris Jones & Eileen Cooney · Mike

Cornforth & Linda Martin · Bonnie Corra · Jim & Jeanne Costello

· Bruce Cowan & Deborah Pedersen · Paul Crone · Dale Crytzer & Sue

Raley · Stephen & Suzanne Cunliffe · Dorothy Curren · Linda & Tom Dacon

· Daily Bird Pottery · D'Alessandro, Michael & George Marie · Judy D'Amore ·

Britt & Curt Danielson · Gail & Gerald Danner · Dan's TV & Satellite Inc. · Dan &

Soozie Darrow · William & Marlene Davies · Connie & Bob Davis · Evan Davis · Jan Davis

& Kaci Cronkhite · Sally Davis · Shannon & Brandon Davis · Susan Davis · Toni Davison &

Susanne Feller · Jim & Paula Deboo · Ron & Ann Deisher · Erica Delma · Karen & Tony

DeLorenzo · Paul & Cissy Dendy · Sandy Dengler · Judith Derby · Bill Deutsch · Jenifer &

Ray DeWolf · Cynthia & Michael Diament · Heida Diefenderfer · Joel Dippold · Nancy Dirks

· Susan Disman · Gail Doell · Julie Dorsch · Merce Dostale & Michael Tarachow · Linda

Drew · Grace Dumenil · Jean Dunbar · Ellen Dustman & Oliver Henry · Al Ebken · Kathy

Edens · Eric & Barbara Effmann · Paul & Elizabeth Eisenhardt · Nancy Elder · Carla Ellis ·

Bob & Charlene Engel · David & Margaret Engle · Jim & Karen Erickson · Nan Evans &

Fred Nussbaum · Erin Everett · Joan & Bill Ewbank · Sarah & Owen Fairbank · Patricia

Farmer · Betty Faulkner · Michael Felber & Karen Hackenberg · Wendy Feltham & Larry

Fisher · Mary Ferraris · Jana & Reto Filli · Bridget Fischer · George & Janis Fisler · Katie &

Keith Fleming · Martha & Ingo Fleming · Monica Fletcher & Stephen Evans · Tina Flores-

McCleese · Linda Foard · Donald & Lynne Folsom · Chuck Forster & Agnes Balassa · Marvin

& Lynn Fowler · Nancy Fowler · Kate Fox · Bob & Kathy Francis · Frederickson Electric ·

Colleen Freidberg · Keri French & Chris Bricker · Marilyn & Andy Friedrich · Mari Friend ·

Celia Fulton Walden · Peg Furey · Macy Galbreath & Bill Rothert · Richard & Deanna Gale

· Pam & Bruce Gallaher · Michael Galligan · Jackie Gardner · Toni Gardner · Vern Garrison

· Rachel & Joe Gaspers · Matt Geelan · General Electric · Frank Gentle · Terence & Cindy

Germaine · Linda Gerrard & Walter Parsons · Jeff Gibson · Jean & Don Giedt · Ted & Lynn

Gifford · Kathleen & James Gilmore · Richard & Jody Glaubman · David & Casey Gluckman

· Joan & Celia Goff · Emily Gohn-Barnhill · Elsa Golts · George Goodall & Sandra Kurtz ·

David & Sally Gooding · Gooding, O'Hara & Mackey · Kelly Gordon · James Gower & Mari

Eckstein-Gower · Jeff Graham · Patricia Grainger · Pam Gray · Kathy Green · Kenneth &

Catherine Groscost · Todd Gubler · Peter Guerrero · Diane Haas · Heather Haas · Tudi

Haasl · Sarah Hadlock & Justin Lathrop · Roger Hagan & Lynn Marlow · Brandi Hageman

· Nancy Hahn · Doug Hamblett · Mike & Karen Hamilton · Shirley

Hammack Peterson · Deborah Hammond ·

Frank Handler · Ellen & Richard

Hargis · Eric & Jean Harrington

· Neil Harrington &

Renee Baribault ·

Hugh Haven ·

Matching

& Workplace

Gifts

Adobe · Bank of America · Boeing

· General Electric · IBM · Merck ·

Salesforce · Starbucks

Seth Bender

Memorial

Scholarship

Fund

Judith Adler · Dr. Jacquelyn Belt · Emily

Bender · Jim Bender & Ann Venables

· Sheila Bender · William Clark · Marcia

Coleman · Cynthia & Michael Diament ·

Allen & Betty Anne McCall ·

Sarah Patterson & Chuck Kinsey ·

Martha Plotkin & David Reich · Alan

Rammer · Michael & Letitia Thompson

· Nan Toby Tyrrell

Ronald Hayes &

Melinda Bryden · Gayleen

Hays · Gee Heckscher · Suzanne &

Bill Hempstead · Henry & Poor Family · Mike

& Sudie Henson · Carrol Hernandez · JoAnne

Heron · JoAnne Heron & Fayette Krause · Linda

Herzog · Linda Heuertz · Kathryn Higgins & Jo

Ida Reed · Sam & Ingegerd Hill · Lela Hilton ·

Doug & Robin Hinchliffe · Gerry Hodgkins ·

Steve Holgate · J Anne Holman · Homer

Smith Insurance, Inc · Sue Hoover · Liz &

Mike Horn · Gail Hotohkee · Gwen

Howard · Judy Howard · Bruce &

Marilyn Hudson · Anne Hueter

· Carolyn Hunt · Gary &

Teri Ingbretson ·

Nancy

Israel

· James &

Christine

Jacobson · Rick

& Debbie Jahnke

· Gordon & Lois

James · Nancy

Jamieson · Janell

Jelliffe · Katherine

Jensen · Chad & Janine

Johanson · Christie

Johnson · Errol & Ginger

Johnson · Orlay Johnson

· Jan Jones · Jeff Jones ·

Jennifer Jones · Tom &

Karen Jones · Kala Point

Social Committee · Patricia

Kane · Bart Kavruck · Lydia

Kelly · Debaran Kelso · John

Kennedy · Mike Kennedy ·

Kenneth & Kris Kiesel · Curtis

Kilgore & Marisa Jenkins ·

Johanna & Mike King · Erik & Jen

Kingfisher · Jenna Kinghorn · Kurt

& Mary Kippenhan · Dale Koenig ·

Kees & Helen Kolff · Kim Kopp &

David Griswold · Kosec Funeral Home

& Crematory · Colette Kostelec & Richard

Talbot · Beth Krehbiel · Kristin Manwaring

Insurance · Jane & Doug Kurata · Elaine

Lachlan · Annette Laico · Justin Lake · Kathryn &

Neil Lamka · Robert & Karin Landry · Peter & Sarah

Lane · Joe & Cinda Langjahr · Denis & Susan Langlois

· Ellen Larkin & Dan Packard · Darcie Larson · Barbara

Laski · Al Latham · Bruce & Zoe Ann Laurie · Peter &

Helen Lauritzen · Larry Lawson · Tim Lawson · Judi & Lee

Leader · Angela Lee · Patricia Lee · Amy Leitman & Ed Louchard

· Jon Leland · Jody & Bill Lemke · Jordan & Laurie Lemmon ·

Stephen Lenchner · Catherine Leporati · Celia Levites · Geoffrey &

Terry Lewis · Kathy Lewis · Jana Lien · Leslie Lincoln · Nels Lindh · Laurie

Liske · Caroline Littlefield · Chelcie & Kathy Liu · Judith & Robert Livingston

· Robert Livingston · Dixie & Dave Llewellin · Susan Localio & Daniel Brodkowitz

· Keith Loken · Richard Long · Sue Long · Beth Lorber · Wendy Los · Paul Loubere

· Gwen Lovett · Cheryl Lowe · Meredith & Bill Lowry · Ned & BJ Luce · Paulette & Terry

Lyle · Erica & Brandon Mack · John & Joanne Mackey · Chris & Pete MacLachlan · Winnie

MacNair · Katherine Macomber Millman · Jacquelynn Mahoney · Len & Emily Mandelbaum

· Lorna Mann · Nina Mann · Claude & Zan Manning · Naomi Marcus · Jayne & Joseph

Marek · Sue & Bob Marett · Glenn Marquardt · Cecil Marr · Erin Marr & David Doellinger ·

Don & Claudia Marseille · Dianne Marsh · Kathryn Marshall · Bruce Marston · Trolin Atkins

Fund of Jefferson County Community Foundation · Clara & Jim Mason · David Mathieson

· Rachel Mathison & Caleb Stengel · Ken & Cindy McBride · Allen & Betty Anne McCall ·

Bonnie & Bob Mcclellan · Kim McCormick & Jeff Klein · Carol & Jack McCreary · David &

Julie McCulloch · Jane & David McDaniels · Kevin & Bethany McDonald · Lois McFeely ·

Troy McKelvey · Ian, Lori & Joshua McKenzie · Larry McKinnon · Chrissy McLean & Kevin

Long · Jeff McLean & Dian Campbell · Mike & Joan McLean · Brenda McMillan · Sarah

McNulty & Craig Isenberg · Roger & Cameron McPherson · Heather McRae-Woolf · Phil

& Marian Meany · Anne Metcalfe · Jim & Wendy Meusey · Christianne Meyer · Bob & Carol

Middelburg · Jan Mier · Mike & Kay Smallwood · Robert Miles · Bill & Marty Miller · Fred &

Marilyn Miller · Sue Milliken & Kelly Dodson · Jim & Sue Milner · Kathleen Mitchell & Scott

Landis · Carol Anne Modena · Susan Moffat · Joanne & Mike Montague · Jaqueline Moon

· Mahalah Moore · Tom & Patsy Moreland · Wendy & Kevin Morey · Steve & Deborah

Moriarty · Mike Morrissey & Kathy Stevenson · Robert & Elizabeth Moss · Sheila Moss ·

John & Joyce Mottola · Shelly & Pete Murney · Anne Murphy & Dick Barrows · Jean Murphy

· Peggy Myre · Nancy Naslund & John Piatt · Stan Nealey · Anne & Ralph Nelson · Gary &

Elaine Nelson · Linda Newberry & Rico Ruble · Ron & Sharon Niccoli · Soozie & Dave

Nichol ·Robin Nigash · Patricia Noell · Lucia & Paul Norris · Jan North · Emily Nugent · Brett

& Becky Nunn · Michael Nyby · Jim & Helen Oakland · Kelly O'Connell & Richard Conrad

· Nicole O'Hara · JC Olsen · Lisa Olsen · Michele Olsen & Steve Jeffries · Robin & Gabe

Ornelas · Shannon Orr & Melanie McAllester · Natalie Oswald · Chris Ota · Yvonne Otterness

· Marilyn & George Paddleford · Andy Palmer · Jennifer Palmer · Libby Palmer · Molly

Parker & Jim Emery · Catherine Parkman & Jim Tolpin · Noreen Parks · Julia Parrish · Gary

Pascoe · Bob Pastorok · Jim & Karen Pate · Sarah Patterson & Chuck Kinsey

· Lucia Pauckert · Sandy Pavey · Martha Jane & Rob Peck · Peninsula

Family Dental · Peninsula Floors & Furnishings · Kit Pennell · Dan

Penttila · Mildred Perlow · Pet Town · Peter von Christierson &

Ginger White · John Peters · Bob & Betty Petrie · George & Sheila

Piccini · Sheila Piccini · Philip Pilgrim · David & Sandra Pitts · Leon &

Pauline Placzkowski · Jackie Ploof · Martha Plotkin & David Reich · Bob

Podrat · Port Townsend Sails, Inc. · Marilyn & Lawrence Porter · Jim Posey

· Ann Pougiales & Charles MacNab · Mary & Bernard Pranger · Jim Prince &

Mardee Stadshaug · PT Canvas Co. · PT Shipwright's Co-op · Noel Putaansuu ·

Karen & Harvey Putterman · Carol Quaife & Michael Harkey · Jan & Bob Quick · Geralynn

& Richard Rackowski · Kim Rafferty & Bob Wheeler · Steve & Cheryl Rafoth · Alan Rammer

· Ann Jones & Stephen Ramsey · George Randels · Ravenscroft Inn · Anna Rebert · Helen

Rector · Kitty Reed · Victor Reed · Bob & Anne Reeves · Nick & Libby Reid · Michael Reiss

· Doug & Jamie Reudink · Liz Reutlinger · Melanie Reynolds · Peter & Linda Rhines · Tom

& Betty Rice · Durkee & Mary Richards · Jeanette & Howard Richoux · Alison Riley & Patrick

Colleran · Deborah Riley · Rosalyn Riley & David Given · Ed Robeau & Beverly McNeil ·

Rosalyn Roberts · Catharine Robinson · Peter Robinson · Dave Robison & Sheila Westerman

· Karen Robison · Doug Rogers · Madeline Rose · Laura Rosenberg · Alex Rossoff & Glenn

Wark · Ari & Sarah Rubenstein · Dana Rubenstein · Pat Rubida · Jude Rubin &

Peter Bahls · David Rugh · Rosalind

Russell · Chuck &

Amy Russell · Jim & Pat Ryan ·

Joe &

We miss you, Eric.

Your legacy lives on.

Peggy

Ryan ·

Gabriele

Sanchez · David &

Barbara Sachi ··

Jack & Carolyn Salmon ·

Karen Sandberg · Dennis

Schatz & Leila Wilke · Phil & Anna

Schenck · Robin & Jack Scherting · N.

Carol Schlecht · Sharon Schlentner · Kateri

Schmerler · Rodger Schmitt · Dick & Nancy

Schneider · Pete Schroeder · Nancy E. Scott,

CPA · Janine Scott & Steven Urbanc · Norm

Scrivner · Sea Change Canine · George Seifert &

Kathy Targos · Ward Serrill · Mary Ann Shaffer · Mickey

Sheehan · Lois Sherwood · Nancy Shipley · Sue & Carl

Sidle · Ronald & Rosemary Sikes · Si Simenstad & Stephanie

Martin · Judy & Kim Simonelli · Peggy & Wayne Siscoe · Andree

Siu & Russell Johnson · Gil & Barb Skinner · Beth Skoczen · Mike

Skrzynski · Sue Skubinna · Amy Smith · Dru Smith · Linda Kay

Smith & Bill Wise · Patricia Smith & Jaap Romijn · Bill & Anita Snell ·

Betty Snyder · Larry Snyder · Stephanie Snyder · Bob & Edel Sokol ·

SOS Printing · Alex & Elena Spear · Katrina Spear · Sport Townsend ·

Jan Sprague · Michael & Lydia Stanhope · Robert & Ellen Staples · Carlyn

In-Kind Donors

& Partners

AmeriCorps · Burke Museum · Centrum

· Killer Whale Tales · Pacific Biodiversity

Institute · Puget Sound Express · Puget

Sound Restoration Fund · Seattle

Audubon · SOS Printing · Taylor Shellfish

· UC Santa Cruz · USGS Marrowstone

Labs · WA Dept of Health · WA State

Parks · WA Toxics Coalition · Wild Fish

Conservancy

Foundations

& Sponsors

Bates Family Foundation · John A.

& Joan M. Dietze Charitable Trust ·

Discuren Charitable Trust · Jefferson

County Community Foundation · Edith

Grobe Foundation · Foss Maritime

· MacRae Foundation · D.V. & Ida

McEachern Charitable Trust · NOAA

· Satterberg Foundation · The Russell

Family Foundation · The Seattle

Foundation · WA State Dept. of Ecology

· WA State Dept of Fish & Wildlife · Wells

Fargo Foundation

Memorial

Tributes

Steve Bartek · Mary Jane Gossmann

· Eric Harrington · Moh O'Hanlon

· Jack Sanchez · Sarek the Dog ·

Hans Weertman

Stark · Mark & Barbara Starr · Bob Steele & Mary Grace Swift · Dave Sterritt

· Midge Steuber · Janet Stevenson · Craig & Val Stewart · Rosemary Streatfield

· Richard Strickland · David Sullivan · Jim & Mary Sundeen · Sunshine

Propane · Susan & Stan Kriegel · Ellen Sweetin & Wendy Taylor · Jenifer

& Lynn Taylor · Margaret & Bill Taylor · Jani Templin-Weller · Peter &

Alexandra terHorst · Cindy Thayer · The Food Co-op · Margaret

Thompson · Michael & Letitia Thompson · Paul Thoms · Sharon

Thomsen · Barbara Thomson · James & Jody Thomson · Deanna

Thronson · Bob Tilley · Amanda Timm · Ellen Timmons · Betty &

Therald Todd · Francesco Tortorici & Joan Cole · Lorraine Trautman

· Bob Triggs · Walt Trisdale · Laura Tucker · Len & Joanne Tyler ·

Nan Toby Tyrrell · Mary Upton · Karen Urioste · Gary & Donna Usa

· Frank Vahcic · Doug & Nancy Van Allen · Paula Vanderheul · Val & Leslie Veirs

· Celine Santiago · William Voss · Joe & Claudia Wagner · Richard Wagoner · Jean Walat

& Gail Bernhard · Louise Walczak & Joe Carey · Kathleen Waldron · Solenne Walker ·

Christine Walsh Rogers · Washington Native Plant Society, Olympic Chapter · Susan

Waterman · Rebecca Watson · John & Carolyn Watts · David & Anita Weakley · Lynne

Webster · Jessica Wedmore · Fred & Ann Weinmann · Claudia Welch · Connie Welch ·

Wells Fargo Bank · West Marine · Brad West & Carla Main · Melissa Westbrook & Gaetano

Borriello · Mark & Dorothy Westlund · Renate Wheeler · Don & Sylvia White · Keith &

Catherine White · Lee Whitford · David & Ruth Whitney · Jim Whittaker & Dianne Roberts

· Peter Wiant · Marsha Wiener · Craig & Cathie Wier · D.D. Wigley · Kristina Wilkening ·

David Wilkinson · William James Bookseller · Wilson Insurance · Roger Wilson · Scott

Wilson & Jennifer James-Wilson · Adela Winspear · Garry & Jamie Wohlgemuth · Richard

Wojt & Carolyn Latteier · David & Leslie Wolfe · Judith & Emmet Wolfe · Jeannette &

David Woodruff · Robert Wright · Pat Yearian· Sharon Yeh & Terence

Fleischer · Donald Young · Robert Young ·

Sarah Young · Vicki Young · Jo &

George Yount


Volunteer Spotlight

2015 Financial Information

Why do you feel the Marine Science Center’s work

is important to the conservation of the Salish Sea?

"The more people know about

the Puget Sound, the more

they will love it. And the more

they love it, the more they will

want to take care of it."

What is your favorite day or

memory of volunteering so far?

"I love watching visitors—

noisy kids in the storm sewer,

an adult and child working

through the riddles on the

Toxics screen, folks figuring

out how the seal fin bones fit

together and realizing what it

means to be a mammal."

2015

Revenue

Corporate

Contributions

2%

Individual

Contributions

40%

Foundation

Grants

12%

Government

Grants

16%

Program

Income

30%

2015

Expenses

Citizen

Science

5%

Education

Programs

41%

Fundraising

7%

Exhibitions

17%

Administration

14%

Volunteer

Support

7%

Special

Events

9%

Dennis Cartwright

Carol McCreary

What inspires you, personally?

What aspect of the Marine Science

Center’s work resonates with you?

Exhibition Revenue & Attendance

$47,428

Education Participation

"I am an active person, I like

to move around and check

things out. When I am in my

boat I like to see what is at the

bottom of the ocean, and I like

to see what might be coming

up with my crab pots."

"PTMSC's focus on marine

sustainability...[and] the

[volunteers and staff] are

exceptionally enthusiastic and

dedicated. They really believe

in what they're doing and want

to make a difference."

$42,163

$37,405

8,468

7,613

5,769

13,668

13,945

16,201

Betty Petrie

Frank Handler

Read more about these volunteers at blog.ptmsc.org/search/label/spotlight

2013 2014 2015

Admissions

Visitors

Income

2013 2014 2015

Learners

2015 Volunteers

Elann Abeyta · Megan Addison · Jean Akin · Kate Anderson · Tom Anderson ·

Kathy Anderson · Libby Atkins · Maruu Atwood · Peter Austin · Anika Avelino ·

Anna Bachmann · John Barclay · Renee Baribaalt · Rhayne Bates · Jan Benjamin

· Tim Behrenfeld's HS Class · David Berrian · Bonnie Besijn · Mary Biskup ·

Melissa Bixby · Janine Boire · Callay Boire-Shedd · Frank Boyle · Larry Bryant ·

Nathan Bullock · Christine Buzzard · Ivy Cable · Katie Caddell · Betsy Carlson ·

Ann Carlson · Dennis Cartwright · Doris Causey · Tom Cawrse · Nilza Chodon ·

Dana Christensen · Ellen Chu · Roy Clark · Eva Coffin · Marcia Coleman · John

Conley · Jaclyn Connor · Mike Cornforth · Wade Crouch · Linda Dacon · Judy

D'Amore · Andy Danner · Dan Darrow · Soozie Darrow · Sally Davis · Toni Davison

· Karen DeLorenzo · Jenifer DeWolf · Amy Does · Merce Dostale · Mara Dotson

· Ellen Dustman · Kenna Eaton · Cara Ehlenfeldt · Cherie Eichbaum · James Ellis

· Gary Elmer · Irene Evans · Nan Evans · Ayla Favati · Wendy Feltham · Mary

Ferraris · Monica Fletcher · Davis Fogerty · Joyce Francis · Susanne Fuller ·

Gavin Futrelle · Jackie Gardner · Bob Garrison · LaVonne Geiger · Jeff Gibson ·

David Given · Casey Gluckman · Mark Gordon · Amy Gordon · Everett Gordon

· Toby Gordon · Jeff Graham · Pam Gray · Wilma Hackman · Frank Handler ·

Eric Harrington · Jean Harrington · Neil Harrington · Sage Harrington · Linnea

Harrington · Lucas Hart · Knud Hendrickson · Oliver Henry · Mike Henson ·

Linda Heuertz · Darryl Hrenko · Marilyn Hudson · Carole Huelsberg · Joanne

Huemoeller · Gordon James · Nancy Jamieson · Gail Jenkins · Katherine Jensen

· Gregory Johnson · Chelsea Jones · Diana Jones · Michael Joseph · Charles

Kanieski · Liz Kanieski · Bart Kavruck · Brian Kay · Debaran Kelso · Denis Keyes

· Ken Kiesel · Kris Kiesel · Kathryn Knowles · Dana Kovac · Kendra Krantz ·

Susan Kriegel · Laree Kruse · Elaine Lachlan · Cinda Langjahr · Erin Lannon

· Eric Lanzillotta · Dixie Llewellin · Kevin Long · Sue Long · Sara Lopez · Paul

Loubere · Shirley Loughney · Cheryl Lowe · Ashley MacKenzie · John Mackey ·

Chris MacLachlan · Ruth Mandelbaum-Pope · Claude Manning · Zan Manning ·

Scott Mardle · Kate Marshall · Bruce Marston · Linda Martin · Lorenzo McCleese

· Carol McCreary · Jack McCreary · Judy McCutchen · Jane McDaniels · Desiree

McGowan · Isabella McHenry · Chrissy McLean · Scott McMahon · Cathy Merchant

· Lee Merrill · Jan Mier · Mimi Molotsky · Frankie Jo Montague · Larry Montague ·

Laura Moore · Stephen Moriarty · Anne Murphy · Crystal Neu · Jan North · Kathy

Nyby · Mike Nyby · Thea O'Dell · Michele Olsen · JC Olsen · Teri Pardlotu · John

Pardlotu · Noreen Parks · Gary Pascoe · MJ Peck · Josh Peters · Betty Petrie ·

Luzi Pfenninger · C.J. Powell · Susan Pratt · Richard Rackowski · Rich RacKrunch

· Alan Rammer · Helen Rector · Kitty Reed · Carly Rhodes · William Richards ·

Ann Richy · Rosalyn Riley · Hayden Rinn · Taylor Rinn · Kathy Roark · Ed Robeau

· Peri Robin · Patt Roche · Doug Rogers · Laurel Rowan · Travis Rowland · Hailey

Rowland · Annette Ruzicka · Dave Sachi · Gabriele Sanchez · Tina Scheufler ·

Carol Schlecht · Sharon Schlentner · Kateri Schmerler · Haila Schultz · Janine

Scott · Nancy Scott · Deb Shortess · Ron Sikes · Rosemary Sikes · Nam Siu · Beth

Skoczen · Sue Skubinna · Samantha Slusher · Richard Smith · Jan Sprague ·

Linda Spurgeon · Scott Spurgeon · Midge Steuber · Mark Stevenson · Raea Stika

· Rosemary Streatfeild · Antoinette Talamante · Michael Tarachow · Howard Teas

· Terri Teas · Alexandra terHorst · Peter terHorst · Barbara Thomson · Melissa

Town · James Town · Nathan Trimble · Laura Tucker · Wendy Turner · Jim Turner ·

Steven Urbanc · Paula Vanderheul · Carla VanderVen · Megan Veley · William Vogt

· Jean Walat · Kathleen Waldron · Cheryl Wallace · Aaron Walter · Rob Wamstad

· Kyra Weidner · Rob West · Alethea Westlund · Dorothy Westlund · Dan Whelan

· Dick Williams · Richard Williams · Deb Wills · Roger Wilson


2015 By The Numbers

8,468

people in education

programs — learning

about marine mammals, the future

of oceans, and climate change

16,201

guests visited the

exhibits — more

visitors than ever before in

PTMSC’s history

137

kids attended camps

— including Cassidy,

who loved learning about

abalone and plankton and

hopes to become a scientist

photos courtesy of Wendy Feltham

$67,140

in free science

programs and

scholarships were provided to

schools and summer campers

286

volunteers served

9,977 hours, valued at

$235,058 by the Independent

Sector

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