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2018 Lecture Series: Naming the Salish Sea

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What's in a Name? The Salish Sea - Where is it, what does it mean, how does it work, and why is the name important?

Presented by Dr. Bert Webber

The Salish Sea is a relatively new name for an ancient body of water that spans the border between the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Webber will discuss the origin and meaning of the name “Salish Sea,” which now refers to the combined waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Webber was involved in the process of naming the Salish Sea, which started in the late 1980s and was completed in 2010. Why is it important to have a name for the whole marine ecosytem? You will understand when you hear what Dr. Webber has to say!

Dr. Bert Webber is founding fellow of Western’s Salish Sea Studies Institute and WWU professor emeritus of Geography and Environmental Social Sciences

Presentations are free and open to everyone. Donations—always welcome—support Friends’ ongoing efforts to provide outstanding educational programming for our community. Hope to see you there!

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