Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds is a lecture series created in 2018 to encourage local speakers to talk about topics of interest. Lectures have ranged from gamma ray astrophysics (Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.), to toxic plankton monitoring (Lynnette Wood, Ph.D.), to piebaldism in local deer populations (Joe Springer), and everything in between. We like to think there is something for everyone!

Meeting of the Minds lectures are at 1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month, from September to May, with an occasional “extra” lecture thrown in for good measure. Keep a look out on our website and local media outlets announcing each presentation and how to attend.

To join a Meeting of the Minds Zoom presentation, click here on the day of the event at 1:00pm. New to Zoom? Go to our Zoom Like a Pro page to find out how to use Zoom.

2021-2022 Lecture Series

Sept 2021Long Live the KingsMike O'Connell
Oct 2021Past/Present/Future of The ExchangeJim "Duff" Duffield and Pet Moe
Nov 2021Building a Sustainable FutureJay Kimball
Dec 2021Working with Local Wild Plants in Ancient & Creative WaysKristy Bredin
Jan 2021Changing Orca Behavior in the Salish SeaMonika Wieland
Feb 2021Forage Fish, Eelgrass, and KelpJess Newley
Mar 2021Local ForestsCarson Sprenger
Apr 2021MarshlandsDarcey Miller
May 2021History of the TelegraphDoug "Ranger Doug" Halsey


Below are recordings of some of the Meeting of the Minds 2020-2021 series by Zoom. The Meeting of the Minds presentations from this series were moved from in-person to Zoom due to having to cancel all in-person events because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the video of Jenny DeGroot’s presentation was compromised. However, the audio recording was restored. Please enjoy.