Fall 2017: Blue Skies and Girls at the Helm

October 27, 2017

One student hauls in a 40m plankton tow.

Our fall 2017 program sailed its final day in mid-October amidst stunning blue skies, somewhat uncharacteristic for programs this time of year. This season is shorter than our spring programs, but we enjoyed connecting with several returning partner schools.

These included our “hometown” friends at the Odyssey Multiage and Woodward MIddle School programs, and our nearby neighbors at Chief Kitsap Academy.

We also forged new partnerships with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, with a fun 3-day expedition for girls interested in marine science and STEM education.

Our Marine Science Exploration Weekend “Open Enrollment” program, open to individual students from any school, saw a group of transient orcas during their time in the San Juan Islands.

We also enjoyed reconnecting with the area homeschool community in Seattle, led by a parent of a program alumna.

Girl Scouts jump for joy with Good Ship Carlyn in the background.

Our educators this season were led by Captain Tom and Captain Nora, and the Carlyn and her intrepid student scientist sailors were in cheerful and capable hands. We even had several fun programs with all-female crews.

Three cheers for women in sailing and science!

We’re looking forward to launching our Spring 2018 programs in early March.

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