Friday Harbor Laboratories

Paul Illg Distinguished Lectureship

Dr. Todd Oakley, an evolutionary biologist and professor at UC Santa Barbara, will present two lectures.

Public lecture:

Monday July 11, 7:30pm San Juan Community Theater

"Taking the fork in the road: Adventures in the origins of biodiversity."

Scientific lecture:

Wednesday July 13, 7pm FHL Commons

"Let there be light!: The evolutionary origins of light sensitivity in animals."



Drew Harvell book signing and documentary

Drew has authored a new book titled "A Sea of Glass," about the quest to find the living counterparts of the Blaschka glass models. She will give a book talk and signing and show the award-winning documentary which she collaborated to make, Fragile Legacy, at the

San Juan Community Theater on July 20.










Jazz at the Labs

August 20, 2016, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
$40 (dinner & music)

Jazz at the Labs is back!! Join us for the 16th annual Jazz night at Friday Harbor Laboratories, with dinner and amazing music!


Dinner will be served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic dining hall, accompanied by the San Juan Jazz Quintet (SJJQ). Following dinner, Seattle’s Jazz Coalescence will perform, bringing together some of Seattle’s most talented jazz musicians.

All proceeds from Jazz at the Labs benefit the Friday Harbor Laboratories K-12 Science Outreach Program in the San Juan Island Elementary, Middle, and High Schools and the Spring Street International School.

Reservations for the event are strongly recommended. For reservations and more information, please call Friday Harbor Laboratories at 378-2165 ext. 0.