Seattle Aquarium Volunteer
Katherine Krogslund: Why am I still here?
So....after 35 years, why am I still here? Because I learn something new every Saturday
“Thirty-five years ago, I saw a notice in the University of Washington School of Oceanography's newsletter stating that the Seattle Aquarium was looking for volunteers. One month later, June 1st, 1977, I started as a volunteer in the Aquarium's water chemistry lab. In 1983, I was invited to join the Seattle Aquarium Board of Directors, and I’ve been here ever since.
So....after 35 years, why am I still here? Because I learn something new every Saturday during my volunteer shift, and because I enjoy working with dedicated professionals and volunteers.
Because I am an oceanographer, and so it’s a natural fit for me to support an institution that demonstrates the importance of marine conservation to the public, and is itself a role model for that mission.
Because as a member of the Board of Directors I have the pleasure of working with colleagues who are business professionals—and now I even understand the financial reports!
And because I still have fun at the Aquarium where I know my time and monetary contributions are appreciated and well spent.”