Friends of Blakely Island Field Station


This page includes information for alumni, donors, and others interested in Blakely Island Field Station.

Welcome to our website! Blakely Island Field Station supports undergraduate education, research, and conservation of the Island environment.  This work would not be possible without the many supporters who have helped us over the years.  Generous financial contributions have been made by many to allow students the opportunity to study on Blakely Island; without these, the field station could not exist.  However, equally important are the myriad other ways people have supported the station, from helping with facilities repairs and renovations to providing advice on various issues.  Thank you to all our friends and supporters!

If you would like to contribute to the continued success of Blakely Island Field Station, there are several ways to do so.  If you have a specific project you would like to support for the short term, please contact the station director (contact information below) to discuss how you would like to help. 

Several endowments support our activities, and donating specifically to one of them may be of interest:

1.  The Operational Endowment.  This fund keeps our facility open by providing the overhead necessary for maintaining a field station program.

2. The Friends of Blakely Island Endowment. Designated for use in supporting Blakely programs, proceeds from this endowment to date have been used exclusively for supporting scholarships based on either financial need, academic ability, or both.  Funds have been provided to students from any home institution. 

3.  The Ross and Barbara Shaw Endowment.  This endowment supports scholarships for students from any institution who wish to take courses on Blakely.

4. The Zinza EndowmentThis endowment provides scholarships for Seattle Pacific University students taking courses on Blakely Island and having an interest in ecology or environmental science. 

5.  The Ronald C. Phillips Endowment.  This endowment supports undergraduate research activities, usually as part of a Senior project at Seattle Pacific University. 

To donate to the Field Station, please contact the station director:

Tim Nelson, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, Suite 205

Seattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Avenue West

Seattle, WA   98119-1950

Telephone:  1-206-281-3640

FAX:  1-206-281-2882




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