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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  • Join students from Pacific Northern Academy as they toast to teamwork and exploring the Salish Sea. This spring, students gained confidence while problem solving and learning new skills aboard Carlyn. #salishsea #sailing #teamwork #teambuilding #handsonlearning #maritimelearning #handsondeck
  • Let’s raise the sails! Throwback to this spring when Anacortes Middle School was aboard. Students worked together to raise the main sail. Teamwork and communication is a vital part of working on a boat. Through hands-on learning students made stronger connections with each other & the Salish Sea. #maritimelearning #settingsail #handsondeck #sailing #teamwork #salishsea
  • The Salish Sea holds many wonders. We use our senses to explore not only the waters of the Salish Sea, but also the shorelines where creatures are exposed at low tide. A highlight from last spring when a group of Girl Scouts joined us on Carlyn last spring. Hurray for tide pooling!
#marinelife #salishsea #shoreexplore #intertidal #girlsinscience #girlscouts
  • Let’s be thankful for the phytoplankton we find in our oceans. Phytoplankton provide some of the oxygen in the air we breath. Here is a highlight from the spring! Students gathering plankton samples to look closer at life in the Salish Sea. Thank you phytoplankton!!! #plankton #marinescience #handsonlearning #salishsea #studentscience #salishseaexpeditions