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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  • Parts of Carlyn and learning how to trim sails! #salishseaexpeditions #sailing #sanjuanislands #orcasisland
  • The sun came out today! We are here with the Island School (aka the Vaquitas) raising sail and learning how to use the Niskin Bottle. Here's to the good weather! #sailawayyeah #islandschool #salishseaexpeditions #STEMadventures #studentscience
  • Look at how our student-sailor-scientists observe phytoplankton. Kirsten taught them well. 😊 They're working together to assemble the niskin bottle and the plankton net! They are doing multiple trials to answer a research question they came up with themselves. They want to know if certain depths contain greater amounts of silica! {NB: they even helped crew with photo taking and ghostwriting Instagram posts!}
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#sailing #sailors #scienceundersail #sailingscientists #studentscientists #outdooreducation #science
  • It's challenge Day!! All student sailors are taking over! After a fun last night of games and "smorbs", we are letting our sailors apply all the skills they have learned over the previous two days! Watch as they work together to find their way home!
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#sailing #studentsailors #studentscientists #outdooreducation #teamwork #challenge