Learning no longer stops at graduation from high school or college, it is a life-long process and Port Townsend offers many possibilities to broaden your horizon. The internet and interactive telecommunications have enabled college courses from many institutions to be available here.

The Jefferson Education Consortium center can help you find what you are looking for, call them at 360-379-4043.

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Universities and Colleges


Goddard College - MFA in Creative Writing Program Residency at Fort Worden in collaboration with Centrum.

Peninsula College at Port Townsend - Comprehensive Community College
298 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368

University of Washington - Offers distance learning for students on the Olympic Peninsula.

Western Washington University - Western Washington University Center at Olympic College Poulsbo is a collaboration between Olympic and Peninsula Colleges and Western to serve the community and businesses on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

Washington State University (WSU) Jefferson County Extension - agriculture, Beach Naturalists, Master Gardeners, 4-H and economic development.
380 Jefferson Street in Point Hudson, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Vocational and Other Educational Options

CedarRoot FolkSchool has something for the entire family.  Our classes aim to preserve rural skills and span the spectrum from youth Wilderness programs to adult Blacksmithing and Basketry.  CedarRoot places a high value on craftsmanship in manual skills and inter-generational mentoring.  We gather together those in our community with rural wisdom and assist them in transferring that wisdom through teaching "hand to hand".
PO Box 253, Nordland, WA 98358

Port Townsend School of Woodworking - The Wood Stooges (Jim Tolpin, John Marckworth and Tim Lawson) founded the School and are based at the Fort Worden State Park in the Old Power Plant (Building 315).
200 Battery Way, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Adventuress - Sound Experience helps Protect Puget Sound Through Education aboard the historic Schooner Adventuress.

Dynamic Facilitation Skills
Jim Rough: Jim@tobe.net
1040 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Centrum - Presenting a broad range of creative educational workshops, which bring together gifted instructors and avid learners.
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding - Presenting a broad range of creative educational workshops, which bring together gifted instructors and avid learners.
42 N. Water Street, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Olympic Park Institute - Natural History, Olympic Field Seminars, Elderhostels
111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363

Port Townsend Marine Science Center - A non-profit organization formed to promote an understanding of the marine and aquatic sciences.
532 Battery Way,, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Port Townsend School of Massage - An accredited vocational school providing comprehensive programs that enable their graduates to work as Licensed Massage practitioners.
PO Box 1055, 617 Tyler, Port Townsend, WA 98368

PTSLUG - Local Macintosh computer user group
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Wild Olympic Salmon - Salmon Restoration
301 Chimacum Rd., Port Hadlock, WA 98353

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