Environmental Storytelling

Photographer Annie Crawley underwater near a baby humpback whale

Thursday, March 31, 2022
4:30 p.m. PT




Check out this video to watch the Environmental Storytelling.

Environmental Speaker Series

Brought to you by:
WWU College of the Environment
WWU Alumni Association


Get ready for a dynamic underwater experience as photographer and filmmaker Annie Crawley shares stories from the Salish Sea and beyond to captivate and awe. She embraces the power of story, while challenging you to connect your work to a wider audience. Learn the power of an extended network, the importance of community, and finding your voice while sharing lessons learned from the sea. 

Recommended video to watch before the talk: Take a deeper dive into what lies below the surface at Edmonds Underwater Park a 50 year old marine protected area in our region. 

More information about the speaker series is available here, and past Environmental Speaker Series recordings are available here.

We are excited that we will be live-streaming from a WWU classroom for the webinar for our off-campus audience. Due to the pandemic, only WWU students will be in-person for the presentation but we look forward to welcoming you all to class virtually.

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Annie Crawley

Annie Crawley


For the past 20 years Annie Crawley has worked around the world with cameras in hand, specializing in documenting life below the surface of our ocean. Born and raised in Chicago, she didn’t explore the ocean until after college. Taking a calculated risk, she sold her car to purchase her first underwater camera systems and never looks back. As an underwater explorer, she continues her mission connecting people to the ocean as a filmmaker, motivational speaker, photographer, writer, and a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor. Annie was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2010, earned a Master of Communications from the University of Washington, and continues to inspire audiences via multi-media presentations. She has created a series of illustrated books and programs to entertain, educate and awe people about life within our ocean. She works in the Greater Seattle area and travels with a dive team of kids and teens documenting their unique experiences. Click here for more information on Annie.

Questions and Accommodations

Stefan Freelan

Stefan Freelan is the coordinator of the Environmental Speaker Series. Send email to  stefan@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-2949 if you have any questions or comments.
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