Tag: education


Partnering to Improve Access: Michele Johnson, Chancellor – Pierce College

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:48am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading


Science Social – Noise Pollution in Olympic National Park

Filed Under: - Posted @ 3:09pm

Filmmaker and acoustic ecologist Matt Mikkelsen will screen the National Geographic-recognized short film “Being Hear” and discuss noise pollution in Olympic National Park. Matt and Palmer Morse documented the work of acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton in Olympic National Park. Gordon founded One Square Inch of Silence, a sanctuary of silence in Olympic National Park and > Continue Reading


Pier Into the Night

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:08am

Take an underwater journey of Gig Harbor Bay without getting wet (or needing special certification) through the Pier Into the Night experience! While you stay warm and dry on the dock, our divers use an underwater video camera to live stream exactly what they encounter below the surface. Staff biologists and trained volunteers identify the > Continue Reading


Donkey Creek Salmon Tours

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:28pm

Join Harbor WildWatch for fun, engaging tour beginning at Austin Estuary and ending at Donkey Creek Park along the restored Donkey Creek. Learn all about salmon’s life cycle and their cultural and ecological significance while viewing spawning salmon. Perfect for all ages. Meet in Austin Estuary Park near the picnic table. This event is FREE, > Continue Reading


“Mocktails” and Fishtales: Pier Into the Night

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:30pm

Join us for a special, all ages “Mocktails” & Fishtales where we take a live dive from The Club @ The Boatyard. Stay toasty and dry inside while divers explore Gig Harbor. Education Director Rachel Easton and Science Specialist Stena Troyer will narrate the dive and identify creatures. Warm beverages will be available inside. All > Continue Reading


TEDxTacoma “Transitions: Bridging the Gap”

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:12pm

Our event is called TEDxTacoma, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxTacoma will bring together local military families and civilians; bridging the gap between these two communities and discussing the topic of transitions. Whether military or civilian, man or woman, Hilltop or North End, how can we better orient ourselves and our neighbors in > Continue Reading


Wetland Walking Tours

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:09am

Get to know your local wetlands! Join Harbor WildWatch on an hour long stroll through Sehmel Homestead Park. Visitors can learn about biodiversity, edible plants and fungi, common wetland animals, water filtration, and ecological and cultural significance of wetlands in the Pacific Northwest. Perfect for all ages. Donations welcome. Meet by the Harbor WildWatch sandwich > Continue Reading


Cocktails & Fishtales: Shorebirds

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:27pm

Learn all about shore birds and how to promote a bird friendly environment in your own backyard! Kecia Cole from Wild Birds Unlimited will present at 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor. Guests over the age of 21 are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the presentation begins at 6:00 pm. Drinks will be > Continue Reading


Unleashing Philanthropic Potential through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:48am

Philanthropic leaders from around the region embraced the potential for greater donor diversity at the South Sound Philanthropy Summit in September. Hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound and South Sound Planned Giving Council, the Summit brought together development professionals, allied professionals, professional advisers, and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.   > Continue Reading