The San Juan Nature Institute’s dinner is this week!
It’s time again – get ready for the Nature Institute’s dinner & entertainment – here’s more from Fiona:
San Juan Nature Institute will celebrate 18 years of education and stewardship at a gala event at the Mullis Community Senior Center, Friday Harbor, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the evening of September 29, 2012. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are requested. Reservations can be made on line at www.sjnature.org or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chef Farhad is planning a special menu with a Persian flair featuring Queen Charlotte Coho Salmon with herbed rice. For vegetarians he is preparing an exotic frittata. Music by a duo from the San Juan Jazz Quintet will entertain guests as appetizers are served. Silent and live auctions will include opportunities to fund-a-need.
San Juan Nature Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public appreciation of the unique natural history of the San Juan Archipelago. Friday Harbor residents enjoy the annual winter lecture series and adult field workshops, but children will be more familiar with the Young Naturalist summer porgrams, and the school programs Partners in Science. The Nature Institute, in collaboration with UW Friday Harbor Labs Science Outreach program and Lopez-based Kwiaht, offers Partners in Science to provide science enrichment programs in schools on all four ferry-served islands. These give students the opportunity to work side by side with scientists on environmental projects of relevance and interest to us all.
Funding for the Nature Institute comes from grants for education projects and from public donations. The annual dinner is a major source of operation funds to support our education programs. For more information, please visit our website www.sjnature.org.