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Shellfish aquaculture field trip around Puget Sound
Saturday, May 9

We will assemble at the white UW minivans in the Burke Museum Parking Lot at 7:30a.m. We will be on the road at 7:45, no exceptions, since we don't want to miss the ferry.

The agenda for the day is as follows:
  • 8:45 Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.
  • 9:45-10:45 Lecture and questions on shellfish and pesticides at the home of Dr. Joth Davis
  • 12:00-1:15 Quilcene: Shellfish hatchery tour
  • 2:30-3:30 Victor: Geoduck Farming
  • 4:00-5:00 Chapman Cove, Oyster and Clam Culture
  • 7:00 Return to Seattle
We may not be able to hold exactly to this schedule, depending on how many questions people have, how nice a day it is, and how much fun people are having on the beach. But we should be done by 5:00 or a little later, and it will then take a little over two hours to drive from Chapman Cove to Seattle. We should be back between 6:45 and 7:30.

What to bring, wear, etc
  • The weather forecast for Western Washington. Dress accordingly
  • Bring Wellington boots (rain boots or rubber boots). We will take a poll in class before the trip and find out how many more boots are needed. I or Joth Davis will supply extras. If it's sunny, consider a hat and or sunscreen, as the beach at midday can burn you in a hurry.
  • Bring a camera or be prepared to take pictures with your phone for the slide show in Tuesday's class, and for your own memories. Last time not enough people took pictures. So be more proactive
  • Bring a notebook and something to write with, as you will need to be taking notes at every stop
  • Bring a lunch.