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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  • Students working together to assemble a plankton net on today's sail. The lucky plankton they caught traveled with them back to school for more student-led science!
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#salishseaexpeditions #scienceundersail #science #plankton #goodshipcarlyn #experientialeducation #outdooreducation
  • We had a BLAST teaching everyone about plankton and sharing our program at the West Sound STEM Showcase today at the Kitsap Mall! Not only did we bust the microscopes out to look at plankton, but kids and adults alike tried their best to create a neutrally buoyant plankton with our plankton challenge! #plankton #stem #science #microscopes #westsoundstemnetwork #stemliteracy
  • Training Week is underway! Our Spring 2019 crew is testing their skills at sailing, science, and teaching! Here are some snapshots of our crew teaching each other. We are all teaching our fellow crew mates our professional skills and pro-tips from past experiences. #salishseaexpeditions #scienceundersail #sailing #pugetsound #carlyn #goodshipcarlyn #environmentaleducation #bainbridgeisland
  • All hands on deck! Tomorrow starts Salish Sea Expeditions spring season. Kicking things off with an amazing team of sailors, scientists & educators. Together we will instill curiosity about the marine environment through hands-on and inquiry based learning. #salishseaexpeditions #marinescience #salishsea #studentscientist #sailingforscience #sailing #inquirybasedscience