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Open Window School – Day 3

Calm seas, starry skies and… rice krispy treats.   And science, too – lots and lots of science.  How do those seas change with depth?  What’s going on in those starry skies?  And those rice krispy treats…?  Well, they were just delicious.

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Open Window School – Day 2

As early as the days of Leondardo da Vinci, we’ve seen the benefits of the relationship between art and science.  Creativity has driven scientific breakthroughs and visual art has been used documented the natural world for thousands of years (think cave drawings).  Our Open Window students explored this connection, taking time during our stop on Jones Island to create some stunning beach art using only items found on the beach.

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Open Window School – Day 1

Open Window School is underway!  Check out the shot of S/V Orion – the second boat of this 2-boat expedition.  Orion trailed the Carlyn as the duo made their way through the Rosario Strait on a gorgeous sunny spring day.

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Peak to Peak – Day 4

Another day out on the water for these intrepid sailors & scientists! While in sailing in Rosario Strait, students continued to see much of the wildlife the Salish Sea offers. Following their curiosity, they asked: What kind of Jellyfish did we find on Orcas Island? Which way is Canada?

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Peak to Peak – Day 3

Now everyone is getting into the swing of things! While winds were light, it left room to explore aspects of living on a boat. At the end of the day, Carlyn found her way to a beautiful anchorage on the northern side of Lopez Island.  Read more ›

Peak to Peak – Day 2

Many more adventures are in store as students set out on their second day on the water. The sun started to peak out from behind scattered clouds as as student traveled through San Juan Channel. Highlights from today include learning how to sail & seeing seals in the water.

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Peak to Peak – Day 1

Peak to Peak returns to the Salish Sea! All the way from Colorado, another group of eager marine scientists & sailors step aboard Carlyn. The day holds many wonders including porpoise sightings!

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The Island School – Day 2

Good morning from Day 2 of the Island School Expedition.  Students have started to get used to the routines of shipboard life & are increasing their nautical skills. Learning about chart & navigation, this morning’s ships log was location was recorded only with GPS Coordinates: 48º 35′ N & 122º 57.5′ W.  Can you find where these students were on a chart?

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The Island School – Day 1

5th grade students from Island School on Bainbridge Island arrived to begin their 3 Day Expedition!

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Anacortes Middle School – Day 2

Smiles, teamwork, and cool critters spotted in the San Juan Islands today!
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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