Overview of Programs

SOUND Program: Multi-Day Expedition (boat-based)

This boat-based program provides 3-5 day expeditions of oceanographic research, and nautical science and seamanship aboard the 61-foot sailing research vessel, Carlyn. In this innovative “classroom” setting, students conduct marine science research under the careful guidance of the Salish crew.

SOUND Program: 1-Day Expedition (boat-based)

During day-sail expeditions students sail aboard the 61′ Research Vessel Carlyn and participate in hands on activities based on the Puget Sound ecosystem, water quality issues and nautical science. This program is available for up to 28 students.
The 2-day sail expedition includes an overnight experience camping in park facilities. Food and camping equipment (except a sleeping bag) is included.

SOURCE Program (land-based) in the classroom

This is a land-based program designed to increase student knowledge and foster awareness of watershed and stormwater issues in the Puget Sound watershed. Salish staff visit school campuses and conduct lectures and activities inside the classroom and on school grounds that help students learn how what they do at home can ultimately affect the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem.

Salish Sea Student Science Symposium

The Salish Sea Student Science Symposium, hosted by Salish Sea Expeditions, brings together student scientists, professional scientists and science teachers to share, explore and discuss research on Puget Sound and its streams, tributaries and shorelines.

Marine Explorers for Independent Students (boat-based)

This boat-based program provides 3-day expeditions of oceanographic research, and nautical science and seamanship aboard the 61-foot sailing research vessel, Carlyn. This variation of our SOUND program is offered each season as an opportunity for individual students to experience a Salish program. Students work together in a mixed-age, interdisciplinary “classroom” setting to conduct marine science research under the guidance of Salish crew and educators.

Educator Expeditions & Workshops

Our Teacher Professional Development Workshops are an introduction to the valuable asset of facilitating student-designed, field-based science research in your school.

Summer/Day Camps

We offer unique day camp experiences where science enthusiasts explore our connections to the Puget Sound Watershed using scientific inquiry and hands-on activities.

Instagram Feed

  • Instagram takeover! Our student Program Coordinators & Documentarians have taken on the Carlyn and our Salish Sea Expeditions account, IGing live from on deck! .
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The Challenge (duh duh duh) has finally begun! After three days of sailing, science and fun we finally reached our final day. Although we’re all tired and have chapped lips, we’ve had lots of fun. Now we’re having fun with The Challenge. Stay tuned for more...
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#salishsea #chappedlips #thechallenge #goodshipcarlyn #sanjuanislands #wishyouwerehere
  • Everything you ever needed and then some. We love fall season sailing and our mini pumpkin fairy! 🎃 👻 .
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#sailing #navigation #salishsea #itsdecorativegourdseason #boo
  • Day 3! Students who are sailing for the first time and students who have been sailing for years - there’s something for every learner aboard the Carlyn! We’re learning what it means to take care of our ship & shipmates and how to learn, share our learning and take ownership of science deployments, sailing maneuvers, navigation, meal prep and more. Students scientists & sailors report they are ready for The Challenge tomorrow!
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#learning #goodshipcarlyn #handson #science #sailing #orcasisland #sanjuanislands #inquiry #titanicaintgotnothingoncarlyn
  • The colors of autumn and creativity abound! Our student are not just scientists and sailors, they’re artists as well! We spent some time creating Andy Goldsworthy inspired beach art. Which one speaks to you? Which one do you think your student scientist & sailor & artist had a hand in? .
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#andygoldsworthy #beachart #sanjuanislands #orcasisland #sailing #exploring #salishseaexpeditons #inquirybasedlearning