Thanks! You Helped Raise More Than $48k for Science Learning at Our Patrons of Discovery Breakfast

October 27, 2017

Many thanks to our wonderful presenters

On Tuesday, October 17, our generous community helped raise more than $48,000 for student-led voyages of exploration and discovery at our Patrons of Discovery Breakfast. This support means that we can engage even more kids in hands-on learning on the Salish Sea.

It’s wonderful to know how many of you share in our mission to get more kids excited about applied science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while learning valuable critical thinking skills that will serve them for a lifetime of learning and career success. The highlight of the program was our alumna speaker, Kavya Varkey. This rockstar student scientist and emerging leader addressed some of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Hearing her presentation on the chemistry behind ocean acidification and learning how much she values the time she spent with Salish was deeply inspiring.

We’re also grateful to science teacher and Salish partner Laura Moore, who made a wonderfully compelling case for why Salish programs are important to her as a teacher.

Many thanks also to our Washington State elected officials Senator Christine Rolfes and Representative Gael Tarleton, and also to US Representative Derek Kilmer for his video remarks (click here to view the video). It’s heartening to hear how much our elected officials value education, science and environmental stewardship.

If you missed this wonderful program, we hope you’ll consider supporting this important work. Make a gift today in support of curiosity, confidence and critical thinking:


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