On Earth Day, April 22, I took part in a wonderful Celebration of Science on the Port Angeles waterfront.
An all-volunteer, free event, it featured fascinating talks by local scientists on topics as varied as salmon habitat and prostate cancer treatment.
There were booths from numerous local environmental organizations about their work to preserve and protect and learn about our amazing Peninsula ecosystem.
There were fun educational activities for kids.
Since I was staffing a booth for one of the organizations, I wasn’t able to hear all the talks I wanted to or spend as much time looking around at the other booths as I would have liked.
So I was looking forward to seeing the Peninsula Daily News’ coverage of the event.
I was very disappointed that the paper had only a front-page photograph and caption about the event that gave little indication of the breadth and depth of the offerings.
In the same issue, in the PDN’s Sunday “Speaking Out” feature, several North Olympic Peninsula residents were asked, “With Earth Day this weekend, how do you think our environment is doing?”
Most of them seemed unaware of any problems other than litter.