Come to Whidbey Island the first Saturday of each February for more than 60 fun and informative classes and presentations about the natural world and the fragile environment of this special place in the Salish Sea.

Sound Waters is a “one day university for all”, bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound. Held since the early 1990s on the first Saturday in February on Whidbey Island, WA, Sound Waters now attracts 500 to 600 people yearly.  No prior knowledge is required to attend – just an interest in learning about and taking care of this amazing place that we call home.

Come join us for our 20th Sound Waters (many new classes!)
Saturday, February 7th, 2015South Whidbey High School, Langley, WA


Our Global Ocean
The Ultimate Planetary Life Support System

John Delaney

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about the Keynote


You may choose from 20 or more classes during each of three sessions throughout the day. We have many new and some returning topics and presenters this year.

Take a peek at


Explore a wide variety of exhibits by environmental organizations.

Meet old friends and make new ones.

See what people
say about SW

Learn some of our Sound Waters history