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

Featured Journal

Read more about the Salish Sea Student Science Symposium.

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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  • Challenge Day is underway! Quite rainy and chilly this morning, but that doesn't stop us from wrapping up our science project and completing tasks on challenge day!.
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  • Ever been hot but can't jump in the water? Come cool off at Carlyn's new Boat Salon! Our red buckets provide that great 51 degree, seawater for a great cooling sensation on those hot, windless days! .
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Are you as brave as these students from Villa Academy? .
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  • What a morning! We have warm beautiful weather and started off seeing some Harbor Seals basking in the sun and Bald Eagles flying around as we left Sucia Island. Now we are doing deployments, learning knots, and soon we will look at plankton through the microscopes! #STEMadventures #salishseaexpeditions #sanjuanislands #suciaisland #villaacademy #scienceundersail
  • Starting our first day with Villa Academy! We decided to test if there is more plankton the deeper you go, we raised sails and are about to do our deployments to collect our data! #STEMadventures #salishseaexpeditions #villaacademy #scienceundersail