Environmental Speaker Series

The Salish Sea Institute partners with the College of the Environment to bring a full slate of speakers to address critical issues in the Salish Sea each winter. The Environmental Speaker Series brings guest lecturers to WWU to address topics of environmental concern, bringing together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities.

Lynda Mapes and Stefan Freelan exchanging smiles while Lynda holds the Salish Sea map that Stefan created. Also in the picture is Ginny Broadhurst and Natalie Baloy.
Ray Harris chats with a student at the front of a lecture hall.
Stefan Freelan in front of auditorium of people, with slides in background

Past Speaker Series Events

Winter 2020

Winter 2019

Ginny Broadhurst (Director of the Salish Sea Institute), Laurie Trautman (Director of the Border Policy Research Institute), Natalie Baloy (Associate Director of Transboundary Initiatives), and Lydia Dennee-Lee (Salish Sea Institute)

Joseph Gaydos (SeaDoc Society)

Elin Kelsey (Author, Wild Ideas)

Christianne Wilhelmson (Georgia Strait Alliance) and Mindy Roberts (Washington Environmental Council)

Captain Linda Sturgis (US Coast Guard)

Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times)

Misty MacDuffee (Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project)

Patti Gobin (Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource and Treaty Rights Office)

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Ray Harris (Chemainus First Nation)

Past Speakers on the Salish Sea

Before the Salish Sea Institute / Environmental Speaker Series partnership was established, the Environmental Speaker Series hosted numerous speakers on the Salish Sea. Here are some highlights: