Prairie Open House - May 7 - 9, 2015

In addition to our daily naturalist tours of the prairie, we have added several new events for this year's open house!
All events will be held at the Pacific Rim Institute campus at 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239.
All events are FREE and Family friendly. Give us a call with any questions. (360) 678-5586

Thursday, May 7, 2015
10am, 4pm and 7pm. Free Naturalist Tours of the prairie

Friday, May 8, 2015
10am, 4pm. Free Naturalist Tours of the prairie

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10am, 4pm and 7pm. Free Naturalist Tours of the prairie
3pm. Dedication and Celebration, followed by 4pm tour.

Dedication and Celebration: Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the recent purchase of our campus and pray for the future of Pacific Rim Institute.

Welcome and Thanksgiving
Brief introduction to PRI
Introduction of Staff and Board Members
Our Motivating Basis
'Ribbon Cutting'
4:00PM Tour of the Prairie


Penn Cove Water Festival - Special Events at Pacific Rim Institute

Friday, May 15, 2015
8:00 PM
Storytelling with Lou LaBombard.

Join us for stories from Native American oral traditions that will keep the entire family enthralled.
For more information and a bio of Lou, visit the Penn Cove Water Festival website

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Join us for two special tours of the prairie at Pacific Rim Institute with special emphasis on the relationship between Native Americans and the prairie. Tours will be co-led by a PRI naturalist and by Samish Nation Education Program Manager, Adam Lorio.

Tour Times:
1:00 PM (free shuttle from Coupeville Rec Hall at 12:45pm - returning around 2:15)
3:00 PM (free shuttle from Coupeville Rec Hall at 2:45pm - returning around 4:00)




Whidbey Raptor Day - September 19, 2015

Join us for our 6th annual Whidbey Raptor Day, where guests can get up close and personal with hunters of the air.  The specific time for the event will be announced at a later date.







Ongoing Events:

Prairie Tours with CEO Robert K. Pelant

Cabin fever? Relatives staying or coming for a bit too long? Why not push the spring envelope and get a jump start on your walking and touring of one of Whidbey Island's most unusual sites?

You owe it to yourself - AND your relatives! Come out to the Pacific Rim Institute's 175 acres of prairie and forest for a guided tour of our prairie restoration and research (endangered species, rare native plants, and more).

Why? It is good to know more about the place in which we live!

What? One hour healthful tour of our main prairie and forest sites.

When? Every first and third Thursday at 5:30 PM

Who? Pacific Rim Institute's CEO, Robert K. Pelant, will lead the tours, sharing details about why PRI exists, our current programs and what we are planning for the future.

Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship / Au Sable Institute
Former WA State Game Farm

180 Parker RD, Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-5586