2024 Learning Circle – Field Trip Registration

Join your fellow Maritime Washington Partners in a year-long learning circle for those who share the stories of our saltwater shores. 

The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area is home to a vibrant range of stories, and the ways in which those stories are shared with visitors differs greatly. This year, Maritime Washington is bringing together a group of partners to explore how we can best share those narratives and connect residents and visitors alike with our maritime heritage. Through a series of field trips, we will experience maritime sites as visitors and then debrief/discuss how the stories were told. Some visits will also include conversations with local staff (living history interpreters, curators, etc) to hear their challenges and passions. All field trips will be facilitated by Emily Jacobs, former Certification and Training Program Manager for the National Association for Interpretation.

Dates and Locations
  • Friday, May 31, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Tour of Fort Casey, Coupeville
  • Friday, July 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm: Sail aboard the Lady Washington, Everett **This field trip is at capacity, but we encourage you to sign up for our waitlist by emailing [email protected]**
  • Friday, September 20: TBD
  • Friday, November 15, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Explore the Northwest Maritime Center’s new visitor center exhibits, Port Townsend 
  • Admission costs for field trips are covered by Maritime Washington, but partners are asked to arrange their own transportation.
  •  All times include site visit + debrief over no-host lunch or happy hour. 
  • Attendees who did not attend the Basics of Interpretation virtual workshop (October 2023) or “Interpreting Maritime Heritage 101” workshop at the 2023 Partner Meeting will be asked to review recap materials before attending a field trip.

Questions? Email Alex Gradwohl, Program Director at [email protected].

Please note that the Maritime Washington Learning Circle is open only to formal partners.
Which learning circle field trips would you like to register for?(Required)
Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 20 people/trip, so we encourage you to only sign up for those you actually plan to attend in order to leave space for your fellow partners. **Our July 26 field trip aboard the Lady Washington is at capacity. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Program Director Alex Gradwohl at [email protected]**
Have you previously attended either of the following workshops with Maritime Washington?(Required)