Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of the Puget Sound

Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of the Puget Sound

Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of the Puget Sound

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Jul 14, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
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What lies beneath the surface of the waters near Seattle? How have people and other living creatures engaged with Puget Sound? What are today’s challenges and opportunities? 

Join Institute Education Manager Molly Harrigan as she interviews David B. Williams about his newest book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound. In offering a hopeful perspective on how we can work together to make Puget Sound more habitable for all, his book comes at a critical moment as residents are working to create a more nuanced and complex picture of this beautiful but suffering place.                                       

Their conversation will dive deep into the mysteries of the Sound's kelp forests. Through research and interviews with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, David traces how generations of humans have interacted with these underwater ecosystems, which are as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. We will dive into the attributes of kelp itself as well as the many species—rockfish, salmon and crabs—that live, depend, and thrive in and around the kelp. 


David B. Williams is an author, naturalist and tour guide whose award-winning books include Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology. Williams is also a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum.

This conversation between passionate naturalists about our beloved homewaters is not to be missed!