Feiro Marine Discovery Center Project
Melissa Williams, Executive Director at Feiro Marine Life Center, will present conceptual plans for the Marine Discovery Center, a collaborative aquarium and visitor services center with NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. This 13,000 square foot education facility will be located on the Port Angeles Waterfront Center campus in downtown Port Angeles, alongside the newly opened Field Arts and Events Hall. Special attention will be paid to the seabird aviary exhibit, including design, animal collection policies, research and local citizen science projects, and seabird conservation. Melissa came to Feiro in May 2014 after positions at John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center in Tucson, and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Her academic background includes degrees from New College, Florida, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.