Patrons of Discovery Breakfast 2018

Student scientists with data from their research project on the Salish Sea

Join us for Salish Sea Expeditions’ 10th Annual Patrons of Discovery Breakfast!

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Doors Open: 7 AM
Program and Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle)

Salish Sea Expeditions welcomes Lauren Kickham as our keynote speaker. Lauren serves as Director of Impact for Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, managing philanthropic initiatives that include Ocean Health, Conservation and Climate Change. She will be joined by Jeff Renner, and a guest panel focused on exploration, problem-solving, and innovation in the marine environment.

Our emcee this year will be Captain of the 2018 Race to Alaska’s winning team, Sail Like a Girl, Jeanne Goussev. Jeanne is Managing Director of Fiduciary Services for Laird Norton Wealth Management and mother of a Salish alum.

Whitefish High School students deploy a plankton net

What’s on deck: Over breakfast we’ll learn about new technologies that are being used in marine exploration and what kinds of skills are critical for this next generation of doers and thinkers.

Attendees will also hear about the recent work done by Salish educators to ignite a passion for exploration and inquiry in middle and high school students from our region and beyond.

This free event is a great opportunity to learn more about Salish Sea Expeditions’ mission to connect students with the Salish Sea, inspiring curiosity, critical thinking and confidence. Attendees will be invited to make a contribution in support of “hands on deck, hands-on learning.”

2018 Breakfast Sponsors – Coming Soon!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Packet or contact Page Pless: 206-780-7848 ext. 4 or page [at]

Questions? Please email

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  • We are on our last trip of the season and we have Whitefish High School from Montana joining our crew for 3 days! They are collecting water samples to study the relationship that nitrates, plankton and turbidity have in relation to the proximity to land. They will be taking their data back to classroom to create a GIS Story Map. 
#goodshipcarlyn #studentscientists #SalishSea
  • Prepping for our last #SalishSeaExpeditions for the season. It is a surreal moment when you realize it's almost over. #sailingforscience
  • Students on this #SalishSeaExpedition from Alderwood Middle School were extra excited about life on shore this morning. #shoreexplore #intertidal #handsonlearning #marineeducation
  • Students from Alderwood Middle School examining their catch from a previous plankton tow. #microscopes #marinescience #marinelife #SalishSeaExpeditions #sailingforscience