Planned activities scheduled to occur in the next several weeks have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 concerns as part of Washington Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.   

Please note that the in-person Evening Talks are postponed at this time.   

We are currently converting some of our activities and meetings to a virtual platform.  Currently, you will find our Evening Talks now virtual. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Earth Lab Events

  • Online Conference Platform Monday, Jun 28 – Friday, Jul 2, 2021 Several Ocean Nexus Center PIs and Fellows are presenting at MARE 2021, including:   Annet Pauwelussen (PI) and Esther Turnhout Coral care: a feminist epistemological perspective on the science and practice of reef restoration Christine Knott (Research Associate) and Charlie Mather Blue Justice in Canada: […]
  • Online (Zoom) Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PDT Part 3 of 3 Save the date!  RSVP Below: Event Types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Washington Sea Grant is celebrating 50 years of providing research, outreach, communications and education to Washington’s marine communities.,  , EarthLab has partnered with Washington Sea Grant for a special three-part series that builds upon Collaborating Across […]
  • Virtual Conference (Registration TBA) Tuesday, Oct 12 – Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 Campus room: Varies by session (see website) Event Types: Academics, Conferences, Lectures/Seminars, Meetings Event sponsors: REI, Co-op More info:

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Events

  • Online Thursday, Jun 24, 2021, 7 – 8:30 p.m. PDT Summer brings an abundance of growth and blooms…and sometimes garden problems. Managing weeds and irrigation are prime targets for attention at this time of year. Time-saving tips for proactive garden care will help gardeners have more time to enjoy their gardens. Key topics will include care of seasonal containers, […]
  • Online via Zoom Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, 6:30 – 8 p.m. PDT As the open space in the Puget Sound region has become more developed, problems with excessive storm water have also increased. You may have experienced this in your own yard and neighborhood, with seasonal flooding, erosion, or other problems. The good news is that you can add […]
  • Online via Zoom Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021, 9 – 11 a.m. PST This class will cover how to select and place native plants in different types of restoration and naturalized settings, as well as how to effectively incorporate native plants in home and public landscape designs. We will emphasize species succession and diversity, as well as improving long-term environmental […]
  • Online Via Zoom Thursday, Nov 4, 2021, 12:30 – 2:15 p.m. PDT Become a Plant Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)! Learn about key plant diseases and insect pests that can cause problems for favorite trees and shrubs in the landscape. Why is your juniper turning brown? Should that pine have orange needles? And why does my hemlock look like it […]
  • Online Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT 5 Wednesday Mornings, October 20 – November 17, 2021, 10am-12:30pm Capture the essence of flowers and foliage with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! Beginning with fun warm-up exercises you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can […]

College of the Environment Events

  • Online only Ongoing through Wednesday, June 30, 2021 What brings you joy this summer? For the characters in these books, it might be feasting on a picnic, wishing on a dandelion, or taking a hike. LAYLA’S HAPPINESS by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and Ashleigh Corrin           THE HIKE by Alison Farrell SUMMER SUPPER by Rubin Pfeffer and […]
  • Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021, 12 – 1 p.m. PDT Online Meeting Link:… Event Types: Lectures/Seminars
  • Online Via Zoom Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. PDT This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note […]
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, 12 – 1 p.m. PDT Online Meeting Link:… Event Types: Lectures/Seminars
  • Online Via Zoom Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. PDT This is a two hour slideshow on conifer pruning. Conifers play by different rules than their flowering friends. This class will cover timing and where to make cuts that will help conifers stay vibrant. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each […]

NOAA Webinars

Previous ONRC Evening Talks

Virtual ONRC Evening Talk, August 25, 2020 

Through the trees and down the slopes to LTEP and T3 we go: A review of the ONRC 2020 field season

Presenters: 2020 ONRC Interns: Sarah Crumrine, Ally Kruper, Connor Lady

Synopsis: A review of the fieldwork conducted this summer by the ONRC interns and an update on the ongoing Sappho LTEP Early Seral Plots,  the brand new Ethnoforesty pilot project near La Push, and the recent T3 riparian watershed management project in the OESF.