Explore The Salish Sea: A Nature Guide For Kids

Posted August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am by

Grif­fin Bay Book­store and the San Juan Island Library are excit­ed to host an evening for both kids and adults. Come out for Joe Gay­dos’ live­ly and inter-active book talk– Explore the Sal­ish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids— at the Library on Wednes­day, August 22, 7:00 pm. This is a book that chil­dren and adults can pore over togeth­er, and then head out to poke around our marine ecosystem.

The SeaD­oc Soci­ety has pub­lished this book for the next gen­er­a­tion. Filled with beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy and engag­ing sto­ries, it inspires chil­dren to explore the unique marine ecosys­tem that encom­pass­es the coastal waters from Seattle’s Puget Sound up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Geor­gia Strait of British Columbia.

Dis­cov­er the Sal­ish Sea and learn about its vibrant ecosys­tem in this engag­ing non-fic­tion nar­ra­tive that inspires out­door explo­ration. Filled with full-col­or pho­tog­ra­phy, this book cov­ers wildlife habi­tats, geo­di­ver­si­ty, inter­tidal and sub­ti­dal sea life, and high­lights what is unique to this Pacif­ic North­west ecosys­tem. The book was writ­ten by SeaD­oc Sci­ence Direc­tor Joe Gay­dos and board mem­ber Audrey Benedict.

About the Authors

Joe Gaydos - Contributed photo

Joseph K. Gay­dos is chief sci­en­tist for the SeaD­oc Soci­ety, a marine sci­ence and con­ser­va­tion pro­gram focused on the Sal­ish Sea. He is a licensed wildlife vet­eri­nar­i­an and has a PhD in wildlife health. For over a decade he has been study­ing the fish and wildlife of the Sal­ish Sea.

Audrey Delel­la Bene­dict is a biol­o­gist, writer, and pas­sion­ate advo­cate for the con­ser­va­tion of the glob­al ocean and Arc­tic and alpine envi­ron­ments the world over. She is founder and direc­tor of Cloud Ridge Nat­u­ral­ists, a non­prof­it nat­ur­al his­to­ry edu­ca­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion now in its fourth decade. She is cur­rent­ly a mem­ber of the board of the SeaD­oc Soci­ety and served for near­ly a decade as a trustee for the Col­orado chap­ter of The Nature Con­ser­van­cy, from which she received the pres­ti­gious One Con­ser­van­cy Award in 2003 for her work in Ecuador. Audrey splits her time between her home at 9,000 feet along the Col­orado Front Range and her off-grid cot­tage on San Juan’s Frost Island.

A Note from the Authors

We want Explore the Sal­ish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids to be avail­able to every 5th and 6th grad­er in the Sal­ish Sea regard­less of abil­i­ty to pay. If you would like to sup­port that mis­sion, you can men­tion our “children’s book schol­ar­ship” in the notes sec­tion while mak­ing a dona­tion to SeaD­oc. Thank you!

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