WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents "Sea Farming"

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Randy Mitchell, education and career planning director, 509.682.6858
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Rob Fitch, Wenatchee Valley College Biology faculty, will present “Sea Farming—The Farmer in the Swell” at the next Wenatchee Valley College Speaks Lecture Series. The lecture is Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall 2105 and via interactive television to the Omak campus room 901. It is free and open to the public.

Fitch will explore what seaweeds and algae are, as well as the concepts of agriculture, aquaculture, mariculture and the studies of algae.

Fitch has been teaching biology courses, including marine biology and oceanography, at WVC since 1989. In the summers, he often teaches at Walla Walla University’s Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory near Deception Pass State Park. He is the adviser for Science Explorations at WVC and has led marine biology field trips twice a year since 1991. Fitch has attended numerous regional, national and worldwide marine biology conferences and seminars since 1984. He became fascinated with algae and seaweed while enrolled as a marine biology major at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.

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