43rd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival - Sept. 6-8

Anna and I are preparing props and swag for our Boat Festival booth in 2 weeks. We will again have a prime location for Plankton Education and Ocean Awareness right inside the front gate in the Boat Shop at the NW Maritime Center. The Boat Festival folks are enormously generous to give us this location and support our outreach to Festival visitors. This year we have been carving blocks for printing our favorite organisms on seasoned tee shirts, hoping they will travel far and spread the plankton awareness.

We hope to see you at the Festival to receive one of our sassy new tee shirts, marine science pin buttons and other plankton info.

Zooplankton and phytoplankton festoon recycled tees and leggings, ready to drift on into the bigger world.

Zooplankton and phytoplankton festoon recycled tees and leggings, ready to drift on into the bigger world.

Buttons showing some favorite microorganisms will be given away for a small contribution to plankton education.

Buttons showing some favorite microorganisms will be given away for a small contribution to plankton education.

We want to share these elegant images of plankton from our favorite text and photographer - Isamu Yamaji

We want to share these elegant images of plankton from our favorite text and photographer - Isamu Yamaji

This season’s captivating aprons featuring copepods and chaetocerus.

This season’s captivating aprons featuring copepods and chaetocerus.

“Thrifted Drifters” our new collection of artfully reused plankton garments were hot items at the Boat Festival.

“Thrifted Drifters” our new collection of artfully reused plankton garments were hot items at the Boat Festival.

Anna Young, plankton artist and advocate, and I showing the dominance of protoperidinium over sharks.

Anna Young, plankton artist and advocate, and I showing the dominance of protoperidinium over sharks.