Students Share Science Research at 10th Annual Salish Sea Student Science Symposium

May 17, 2018

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bainbridge Island, WA — On Wednesday, May 23, student scientists will present marine research on Puget Sound during the 10th annual Salish Sea Student Science Symposium. This year the event will be held at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art from 5 to 7:30 pm, and will include Islandwood graduate students, Youth Maritime Collaborative, NOAA and Salish Sea Sciences.

“This is the chance for students to take the stage in the role of scientist and researcher, and will include students who have conducted marine research on one of our recent boat-based science learning programs, and students from regional partner organizations,” said Salish Sea Expeditions Education Director Stephanie Burns.  “This kind of capstone experience reinforces student ownership of science learning, and gives them the opportunity to practice invaluable presentation and communication skills.”

This evening of science presentations from students from Bainbridge Island and throughout Puget Sound will also feature special guest speakers Stephen Schreck and Amy Brodbeck from Puget Sound Restoration Fund, who will present on “Kelp’s role in the fight against ocean acidification and climate change.”

The community is invited to attend and cheer on student science at this free event. Seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. To learn more and reserve your seat, please visit: https://www.salish.org/symposium.

Questions? Contact our Education Director at (206)780-7848 ext. 2# or email educationdirector@salish.org.

About Salish Sea Expeditions
Salish Sea Expeditions opens up a world of science inquiry for students in grades 5-12 through hands-on marine exploration, maritime skills training and leadership development aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel on the waters of Puget Sound. Students design a research project, develop competence with professional oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection, handle sails and boat navigation, and work as a team to better understand the environmental health of the Salish Sea and its connected waterways. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Salish is a grateful recipient of One Call for All donations and grant funding from the Bainbridge Community Foundation and Kitsap Community Foundation.

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Media inquiries:

Seth Muir, Executive Director
(206) 780-7848 ext. 1
seth@salish.org

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