Based in Gig Harbor, Washington, Harbor WildWatch is a marine and environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for the Puget Sound. Our educational programs are fun, interactive, and aim to engage participants in the preservation of our natural marine resources.
Explore our website to learn more about Harbor WildWatch and the resources we provide the community. Make sure to check out the Calendar of Events for upcoming activities.
2015 Annual Volunteer Training!
Do you have a passion for the Puget Sound? Are you interested in learning more about this unique estuary? Would you like to become an active participant in the preservation of our natural resources? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you are a perfect candidate for the Harbor WildWatch Volunteer Training Program!
Volunteering with Harbor WildWatch is fun and rewarding! We hold interpretive educational programs at our public beaches and parks and need volunteers to help spread our message of stewardship to the people in our local community. No experience is necessary.
Register to become a volunteer today!
Training will be held May 16 & 17, details coming soon.
Reserve your Explore the Beach/ Estuary field trip today!
Some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom. Harbor WildWatch wants to help your students to get outside!
Explore the Beach: Free for Public Schools, Suggested $150 Donation for Private Schools. Students will discuss good beach etiquette when they arrive at the beach. Then, trained naturalists and volunteers help students to experience all the wonders of the Puget Sound Intertidal Zone. Optional Scavenger Hunt. Recommended 5-1 student to chaperone ratio. The best tides are in May and June and they fill up fast!
Explore the Estuary: Free for all schools thanks to the Green Partnership Grant from Pierce Conservation District. Students will learn what an estuary is, what makes an estuary healthy, which animals need the estuary, how humans can affect the estuary, and how salmon fit into the big picture. We begin our tour in Austin Estuary and follow the walking trail up to Donkey Creek Park, with interactive stations for learning along the way. The day concludes with a salmon lifecycle game! Maximum 75 students, recommended 10-1 studnt to chaperone ratio; allow 3 hours for the full tour. The best dates are when salmon are swimming up the creek, mid-November to mid- December.
Contact Rachel Easton to reserve your date