Salish Sea Institute

Bellingham residents were given a rare treat on Tuesday when Transient orca pod T46B spent most of the day in Bellingham Bay, much to the delight of hundreds of onlookers from shore and a few lucky kayakers.

But not only were onlookers treated to a view of the pod, they also got an…

Western Washington University’s Salish Sea Institute is working alongside other organizations as an administrator for the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference 2020. Now taking place online due to the stay-at-home order, the conference will be held on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22.

Please join us for Learning about Place Through Food on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Deming Public Library.

Community Engagement Fellows is co-hosting this event alongside Common Threads, East Whatcom Regional Resource Center-Opportunity Council, PeaceHealth, Whatcom…

Western Washington University has just launched its new minor in Salish Sea Studies, with a multidisciplinary curriculum spanning all seven of the university’s colleges.

The Salish Sea Studies program develops students’ sense of place by deepening knowledge about the complex ecologies…

Interested in exploring topics about the Salish Sea, need to complete a GUR, or possibly looking into the university's brand new Salish Sea Studies minor?

WWU students are invited to enroll and/or circulate info about the first offering of SALI 201:…

Low familiarity with the name is likely a reflection of the relative newness of the term Salish Sea. The name was adopted in 2010 after two decades of leadership by Bert Webber, a natural scientist at Western Washington University. It pays respect to…

Nonetheless, traditional ecological knowledge is making its way into more academic settings, starting with the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.  “It doesn’t make sense for us to do any work without considering the…

Elin Kelsey will visit WWU on Jan. 24-25 to share her work on environmental hope.

Kelsey is a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. An award-winning author and environmental consultant, she currently serves as a visiting scholar in the…

Ginny Broadhurst (director of WWU’s Salish Sea Institute), Natalie Baloy (assistant director of the Salish Sea Institute), Laurie Trautman (director of WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute) and Lydia Dennee-Lee (Student Engagement and Learning Coordinator for the Salish Sea Institute)  …

Public Lecture, 11:30am-12:30pm, Fine Arts Building Room 238

Please join us for a public lecture on Tuesday, November 27, 11:30am, in FI238, by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change at the University of British…

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