Julie Masura, professor at University of Washington Tacoma, will present on her research on microplastics. Microplastics are defined as small pieces of plastic (less than 5mm) that occur in our environment as a result of plastic pollution. Julie's field work with undergraduates at UW-T focuses on determining the concentrations of microplastics in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. She involves several students in her research work as well as partners with many environmental education groups throughout the region.

Cocktails & Fishtales is Harbor WildWatch's science-social series for ages 21+. Cocktails & Fishtales is an opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Gig Harbor, engaging with like-minded eco-enthusiasts in a lively and social learning experience. Held monthly, each program features a scientist, researcher, or environmental artist on an ecological topic. Events are free for Steward Club Members; suggested donation of $5 per guest.

Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation is from 6-7pm.

Cocktails & Fishtales are educational events. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.