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Western Washington University to Host Public Lecture Series in Poulsbo This Spring

Contact: Alisyn Maggiora, Western Washington University Extended Education, at (360) 650-3717 or

POULSBO – Focused on topics surrounding environmentalism and energy, Western Washington University is offering a series of lectures which will take place at the newly created Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

The spring Western Lecture Series is open to the community and will feature three events, which are free unless noted otherwise:

Thursday, March 13: “The Climate Reality Project;” presentation by Jill MacIntyre Witt, a local Climate Reality project leader. MacIntyre Witt will give an updated presentation based on Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The presentation will focus on connecting climate change and extreme weather events, along with exploring the myths surrounding the denial of climate change. This event will be at 5:30 p.m. at WWU Center at OC Poulsbo.

Saturday, April 26:  Join local ornithologist Daniel Froehlich to learn about local avian residents, while considering the possible fates of the bird habitat. Froehlich’s presentation, “The Port Gamble Forest Block as Habitat for Native Birds” will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an educational walking tour at Port Gamble Forest Block and a post-lunch follow up lecture at WWU Center at OC Poulsbo. The cost of the walking tour and lecture is $39.

Tuesday, May 20: Kevin Schneider, a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Library, will provide a free lecture at 5:30 p.m. at WWU Center at OC Poulsbo titled “History and Current Status of the Electricity Infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.” Schneider’s lecture will include a brief history of the region’s electricity infrastructure and a discussion of today’s issues and their societal impact.

For more information on this lecture series, please visit the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo website at, or call (360) 650-3717.

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