Salish alumna: “The science is a blast!”

August 7, 2017

Mariah at the helm of Carlyn

Salish has been working with school and community groups doing hands-on learning expeditions for 20 years. In addition to our curriculum-integrated programs, we also offer trips that cater to individual students who are interested in marine biology and maritime field-based learning. Salish “Sound for Individuals” programs give students a comprehensive view into what its like to be a scientist or mariner, and invite students to take a closer look at life beneath the surface of the Salish Sea.

In April, Salish hosted two “Sound for Individuals” programs. One of our participants was kind enough to share her experience in a recent letter:

My name is Mariah and I am a junior in high school. I participated in the Salish program April 2017. I am interested in becoming a marine biologist so I thought this program would give me some field experience. 

The trip was so much fun! We got to collect water  samples in and out of the marina, we got to look at plankton under the microscope, and my favorite thing we got to do was learn how to sail. However, sleeping on the boat was pretty cool as well (minus the ferry waves that made it pretty rocky where were anchored, ha ha).

Students learning how to test for nitrates on the bow of Carlyn

I go to a “Big Picture” school, and all of our work is project-based. I got to turn my experience with Salish into a school project and get credit for it. I would highly recommend Salish to other people. They take you on an amazing trip that would be hard to do on your own. The crew is amazing, the science is a blast, and the food is spectacular! 

Are you interested in signing up for our Fall 2017 Sound for Individual programs? Click here for more details and to request more information, or call our Education Director at (206) 780-7848 ext. 2.



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