Student Research

Salish Sea Expeditions is a firm believer in communicating science to all audiences.  As the capstone of every program, students create a communication piece or synthesis project that shares the research they have accomplished.  The synthesis project is the cornerstone of the Salish curriculum.  It acts as a bridge between the field and the classroom and gives students an opportunity to step back from the excitement of the field trip and see their science research from beginning to end.  In effect, it allows them to put all the pieces of the Scientific Method together and share their findings with their community as professional scientists do.

2018 Symposium Presentations

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2017 Symposium Presentations

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2016 Symposium Presentations

2015 Symposium Presentations

2014 Symposium Journals

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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.

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  • We are on our last trip of the season and we have Whitefish High School from Montana joining our crew for 3 days! They are collecting water samples to study the relationship that nitrates, plankton and turbidity have in relation to the proximity to land. They will be taking their data back to classroom to create a GIS Story Map. 
#goodshipcarlyn #studentscientists #SalishSea
  • Prepping for our last #SalishSeaExpeditions for the season. It is a surreal moment when you realize it's almost over. #sailingforscience
  • Students on this #SalishSeaExpedition from Alderwood Middle School were extra excited about life on shore this morning. #shoreexplore #intertidal #handsonlearning #marineeducation
  • Students from Alderwood Middle School examining their catch from a previous plankton tow. #microscopes #marinescience #marinelife #SalishSeaExpeditions #sailingforscience