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Orcas Island Marine Science Lecture Series
“Salmon Games” with Russel Barsh
An All-Ages Dinner Program

December 2, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, Russel Barsh, Director of the Center for the Study of Coast Salish Environments, Samish Indian Nation, will present an engaging program for the whole family to learn about historical reef netting of salmon off the shores of Orcas Island. 

The youth-friendly evening will feature Barsh’s energetic and interactive program, and pizza dinner will be provided for all participants. This is the third lecture of the 2005/06 season in Orcas Island’s highly successful marine science lecture series.  The program and dinner begin at the special time of 5:00 PM at the Camp Orkila Larry Norman Lodge and is free to the public. 

"For a thousand years or more, Coast Salish people anchored reef nets just offshore from
Camp Orkila every summer to harvest great numbers of sockeye salmon," Barsh commented. "Our program will explore the salmon fishing traditions of northwest Orcas Island through pictures, games and stories on the beach where Coast Salish families dried their catch and fixed their nets."

Please park only in the upper parking lot at
Camp Orkila. Shuttle service from the parking lot to the Lodge is available before and after the program.

The 2005-2006 Marine Science Lecture Series is presented by program partners The SeaDoc Society (, YMCA Camp Orkila (, and the San Juan Nature Institute ( Future lecture dates are January 10, February 14, March 14, and April 26, 2006.

All lectures begin at
7:00 PM and are located at the Marine Salmon Center unless otherwise noted.

The series is generously sponsored by Islanders’ Bank, Barbara Brown, the Gould Family Foundation, David and Virginia Ridgway, and Jim and Kathy Youngren.