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.

2019 Symposium Presentations

2018 Symposium Presentations

2017 Symposium Presentations

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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  • Salish Sea Expeditions fall season has officially begun! Reunited with S/V Carlyn in Anacortes earlier this week, we launched our onboard training with our fall education team. We spent our first night at Spencer Spit, Lopez Island, sailed off the hook this morning, learned how to reef the main, deployed our science equipment and honed our collection methods - and are currently headed through Deception Pass! We can’t wait to welcome our first student scientists & sailors on board next week!
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ps - Can you spot Carlyn in the first shot?

#salishsea #allhandsondeck #handsonlearning #inquirybasedlearning #scienceandsailing #goodshipcarlyn #deceptionpass @nw_maritime
  • 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