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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  • Horizontal snow! We’re battening down the hatches and preparing for our upcoming spring season. Tents are being inventoried and repaired (thanks Blake Island), foulies are being counted and checked, and scientific equipment’s being tested. Last but not least we’re hiring our amazingly talented crew of educators! 
We can’t wait to welcome all of our student scientists & sailors of 2020! Here’s to fair winds, following seas and sunny days on the Salish Sea ahead! .
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  • Are you looking for your next opportunity for growth & adventure?  Are you a detail oriented, find joy cooking for large groups, a team player, excited to work in a dynamic & fast-paced environment with youth? We are seeking a Logistics & Galley Coordinator to join our team this spring! For more information check our website-  www.salish.org/jobs. Apply before the New Year!
  • Heartfelt thanks to Sound Earth Strategies, Inc. for their sponsorship of our Salish Sea Expeditions boat-based science programs this year! Check them out at soundearthinc.com
  • Rain or shine - or hail - we live to inspire students in marine and maritime science! Support aspiring scientists and mariners onboard the Carlyn for #GivingTuesday!

All gifts made through #GivingTuesday TODAY qualify for a 1:1 match up to $17,000. 
Double your gift and help us provide more boat-based science programs for youth. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will make a difference. Please join us! #GivingTuesday #studentscientists #inquirybasedlearning #goodshipcarlyn #rainorshine #salishsea