“Flippers for Feet” – Pinnipeds of the NW

On Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Dr. Peter Olesiuk of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada will discuss the five species of seals and sea lions that frequent the region’s marine waters. Olesiuk, a Research Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is Head of Seal and Sea Lion Research Programs in Pacific Region. He works out of the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C. His lecture is part of the Orcas Island Marine Science Lecture Series.

  • Apr 4th, 2008

Museum’s Artifact ID Day highlights local treasures

On March 15, about 60 islanders gathered to share “wonderful things” with a team of archaeologists from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Dr. Julie Stein, Director of the Burke Museum, with Laura Phillips, Collections Manager, Stephanie Jolivette, Outreach Coordinator, and Amanda Taylor, graduate student, examined and identified artifact collections from Orcas and the surrounding islands, as well as some interesting objects from around the world. The event was sponsored by Island Excavating.

  • Apr 4th, 2008

Beauty and the Beast: a community fairy tale comes to Orcas Center

Community musical to run three weekends, Thursday through Saturday, April 10 - 26.

  • Apr 3rd, 2008

Beyond the zoo – Insect Safari and Reptile Man to present exotic specimens

Insects abound at March 30 lecture on Lopez

  • Mar 27th, 2008

Chamber Music Festival brings Musician in Residence to Orcas schools

Master Class for adults offered on March 26

  • Mar 27th, 2008

Lopez man faces up to five years for felony rape

A Lopez Island man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl despite…

  • May 16th, 2007