It's National Volunteer Week! Since we can't show our volunteers how much we love and appreciate them in person, we're going virtual! Aquarium Assistants and Live Feed Assistants fill all kinds of roles. This can include cleaning tanks, preparing food and helping feed the animals, maintaining our live feed cultures, and collecting plankton for the microscopes in the Conservation Lab. Like all our volunteers, we miss them very much! #animalhusbandryvolunteers #volunteerappreciation #volunteersmaketheworldgoround
One of our favorite projects is the Pinto Abalone Recovery, led by Puget Sound Restoration Fund. It is A LOT of work to make sure these tanks are clean enough for these precious abalone babies. These wonderful volunteers also measure and count the little guys, and then prepare them to be picked up for release. PTMSC staff and our abalone thank you! #volunteersrock #volunteerappreciationweek #pintoabalone #pugetsoundrestorationfund
We've always appreciated how important our tank cleaning volunteers (Homecrew) are. But apparently it takes a pandemic to underline exactly how much the Homecrew teams do for the Aquarium. Staff members Ali, Marley and Phil, as essential workers, are maintaining the exhibits during the stay-at-home order. And they are so looking forward to seeing volunteers back in their gloves and gear, scrubbing algae and siphoning sea cucumber poop! #volunteerappreciationweek #animalhusbandryvolunteers #ourvolunteersarethebest #ptmsc #wemissyouall
Wow, could PTMSC do all it does without these volunteers inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea by facilitating discovery through their great greeting and docenting? Absolutely not! Last year, our volunteers logged 1,667 hours engaging visitors in our exhibits! We're looking forward to when our Aquarium and Museum reopen, and volunteers are back in the exhibits sharing their knowledge about and passion for the Salish Sea. #nationalvolunteerweek #weloveourvolunteers❤️ #PTMSC
It's National Volunteer Week! Since we can't show our volunteers how much we love and appreciate them in person, we're going virtual! Let's start with some of our most visible-to-the-public volunteer roles, the docents and greeters in our Aquarium and Museum. Our mission is inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea, and visitor experience in the exhibits is a big part of how that happens. The Museum stays open year-round and these docents and greeters welcome and engage visitors in exploring all the Museum has to offer all year long! #nationalvolunteerweek #nationalvolunteerweek2020 #volunteersrock #appreciationpost #volunteersmaketheworldgoround #ptmsc
PTMSC is working from home! Check out what this means for each of us. This week we are featuring Marley. As essential staff caring for our live animals in the aquarium, she spends the other half of her week at her dining room table! Even while she is at home, she is never far from a fish. Pictured is her beta fish, Bug, and his aquaponics tank growing some radish greens for her to enjoy!
Just a few of the fun bones that belong to our orca skeleton. Can you figure out what they are? Then follow the link in the bio to join our community Orca ARTiculation project and design your very own!
Missing your sense of community? Join us in celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary next week in a community Orca ARTiculation project! Lend us your artistic skills and help us recreate the skeleton of PTMSC’s orca (“Hope”) from the comforts of your own home. Link is in the bio for more information! Join us on this fun project and snag your bone today 🦴 🦴
What could these possibly be? 🤔And what in the world could we be planning to do with them? 😉 #staytuned #tomorrowtellsall #ptmsc