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Seafood Bash 2019

Join us for the Salish Sea Expeditions Seafood Bash!

When: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Landing at Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound
6135 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle WA, 98107
Tickets: $150 ($70 tax-deductible)

To purchase tickets, click here.

Enjoy a delicious meal, our famous crab races, an inspirational program and a paddle raise for marine education!

Check out photos from last year’s event here.

NOW is the time to support putting students at the helm, opening their minds and their hearts to the wonders of science and the sea — from the bottom of the food chain through a microscope, to the top of the food chain, breaching tens of feet off the stern. Salish Sea Expeditions offers students a compelling combination of adventure, self-learning, and discovery of new skills, confidence, friends and new possibilities.

THANK YOU for your support for getting students excited about science and strengthening their connection to the sea as a living part of their home. We look forward to seeing you at this fun event!

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Patrons of Discovery Breakfast 2018

Testing the Waters: Investing in Access

We are enormously grateful for your support at our 10th annual breakfast on October 17, 2018.  Salish Sea Expeditions welcomed Lauren Kickham, Director of Impact for Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, managing philanthropic initiatives that include Ocean Health, Conservation and Climate Change, as our keynote speaker. Ms. Kickham was joined by former KING5 Meteorologist Jeff Renner, and Dr. Charles Eriksen, Professor, University of Washington School of Oceanography. Dr. Eriksen is a physical oceanographer who delights in observing and trying to understand the deep ocean using long range underwater autonomous Seagliders developed by his research group. Their discussion focused on exploration, problem-solving, and innovation in the marine environment.

Our emcee this year was Captain of the 2018 Race to Alaska’s winning team, Sail Like a Girl, Jeanne Goussev (click here for her bio and an article about Sail Like a Girl). Ms. Goussev is Managing Director of Fiduciary Services for Laird Norton Wealth Management and mother of a Salish alum. Read more ›

Recent Salish Sea Expeditions Events

2018 Salish Sea Student Science Symposium
May 23, 2018 – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

2018 Seafood Bash and Auction 
March 3, 2018 – Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA

2017 Patrons of Discovery Breakfast
October 17, 2018 Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA

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  • Join students from Pacific Northern Academy as they toast to teamwork and exploring the Salish Sea. This spring, students gained confidence while problem solving and learning new skills aboard Carlyn. #salishsea #sailing #teamwork #teambuilding #handsonlearning #maritimelearning #handsondeck
  • Let’s raise the sails! Throwback to this spring when Anacortes Middle School was aboard. Students worked together to raise the main sail. Teamwork and communication is a vital part of working on a boat. Through hands-on learning students made stronger connections with each other & the Salish Sea. #maritimelearning #settingsail #handsondeck #sailing #teamwork #salishsea
  • The Salish Sea holds many wonders. We use our senses to explore not only the waters of the Salish Sea, but also the shorelines where creatures are exposed at low tide. A highlight from last spring when a group of Girl Scouts joined us on Carlyn last spring. Hurray for tide pooling!
#marinelife #salishsea #shoreexplore #intertidal #girlsinscience #girlscouts
  • Let’s be thankful for the phytoplankton we find in our oceans. Phytoplankton provide some of the oxygen in the air we breath. Here is a highlight from the spring! Students gathering plankton samples to look closer at life in the Salish Sea. Thank you phytoplankton!!! #plankton #marinescience #handsonlearning #salishsea #studentscience #salishseaexpeditions