Program Statistics

Inspiring students to develop critical thinking and creativity through student-led scientific research on Puget Sound.


Statistics, 2015 Calendar Year

  • Total number of students served: approx. 1,381
  • Total programs delivered: 53
  • Number of participating schools: 26



  • Total states served: 6
  • Total WA counties served: 9
  • Avg. % of free and reduced lunch in WA public schools served: 40%
  • % of schools served that are public: 69%
  • % returning schools: 63%

Participating Schools (partial list)

  • Alderwood Middle School, Lynwood, WA
  • Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Dimmitt Middle School, Renton, WA
  • Eton School, Bellevue, WA
  • Journeys School of Teton, Jackson, WY
  • Meadowdale Middle School, Lynnwood, WA
  • Metro Montessori, Portland, OR
  • Methow Valley Elementary School, Winthrop, WA
  • Nisqually Middle School, Lacey, WA
  • Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, CO
  • Pacific Northern Academy, Anchorage, AK
  • Schmitz Park Middle School, Seattle, WA
  • TAF Academy, Kent, WA
  • University Child Development School, Seattle, WA


July 3

Salish Sea Expeditions - Making Connections

Engaging middle and high school students in experiential learning develops connections between future stewards and the Puget Sound marine environment. Watch the video.

Instagram Feed

  • Wow! Can't believe our spring season is coming to a close. Here are a few snap shots of our amazing crew. Laughing & learning through challenges together. This spring over 500 student sailors & scientists joined us aboard S/V Carlyn. It's a privilege to be sailing on the water with this smart, compassionate & capable group of people. Fair winds as you set your sights on your next adventures! #salishseaexpeditons #wedidityawl #notgoodbyejustseeyoulater #whoruntheworldgirls #thebestshipsarefriendships⛵️ #scienceundersail #sailingscienists
  • It's plankton day for Girl Scouts - they've spotted lots of neat things, including tiny sea jellies!
#jellyfish #plankton #seajellies #girlscouts #marinebiology
  • Getting some science done on the Good Ship Carlyn! These Girl Scouts are exploring the many variables that impact ocean health.
#worldoceansday #goodshipcarlyn #girlscouts
  • We're sad that this is the last trip of our spring season, but delighted to have such a great group of Girl Scouts joining us this lovely weekend!
#womeninscience #womeninmaritime #sailboat #sailingscientists #sailtraining #goodshipcarlyn