Practicalities ACDC 2011

Information for participants

Shuttle busses will depart Sea-Tac (Seattle Tacoma Internationa Airport) and the University of Washington at pre-arranged times on Tuesday, August 30th to take participants to the Anacortes ferry terminal. The drive takes approximately 2-2.5 hours, and the ferry to Friday Harbor takes 1 hour. Participants will receive an email with departure times and meeting point in the week before the summer school. Contact for details on transportation arrangements.


Seattle's climate in early September is nice. The typical daily high temperature is 20C and the low is 10C. Friday Harbor will be about 2C lower than that because it is in the middle of Puget Sound, which is relatively cold ocean water. The monthly average precipitation is 3.2cm. Weather permitting, we will likely take a one day excursion to the North Cascade Mts (typical daily high temperature of 7-10C). 


Friday Harbor Laboratories have a detailed Frequent Asked Questions section: 


Check out the link below, a map over San Juan Island where Friday Harbor is located:

What to bring:

- Bedding and towel are provided

- Clothing: Bring rain coat and warm jacket/fleece. Otherwise it is an informal place

- For the excursion: Rain coat, hat, good walking shoes or hiking boots 


21-10 2011