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.

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  • 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!
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#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.
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#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!
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#womeninscience #womeninmaritime #sailboat #sailingscientists #sailtraining #goodshipcarlyn