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"Though they all enjoy science at school, their traditional classroom experience with science is rather static.  The structure of the Salish program allowed my students to be real scientists and experience the real challenges and joys of scientific research."
                             -  Kerry Holland, Skyline High School Science Teacher

A Teacher's Role in Planning a Student Expedition

To make a reservation request for either our boat-based Sound program or our Sound & Source program extension, please visit our Reservation Request page.

Teachers and Group Leaders who participate in Salish Sea Expeditions' programs with their students are truly co-creators of their students' adventures.  Each expedition is unique and original according to the needs and interests of the participants.

Teachers interested in providing the Salish Sea Expeditions experience to their students should contact the Salish office at  Salish staff are available to answer questions, provide informational presentations to administrators and parents, and facilitate your planning process.

For registered schools, please visit our Educator Guide page for the Teacher Guide, trip forms, and other relevant information.

New Program Offering!

Source and Restoration is a 2 week customized, watershed-based program that can be offered as an extension to our successful boat-based Sound program or can act as a stand alone program for those schools unable to make it aboard the Carlyn. Source is designed with your ease in mind: we come to your school, work within your classtimes, and carry out student research directly on the school campus culminating in an action piece.

This Source program aims to increase student knowledge and foster awareness of watershed and storm water issues in the Puget Sound through the use of engaging lectures, activities, and student-designed research experiments. Students come away with a greater understanding of the scientific process and how they, as residents of the Puget Sound watershed, can ultimately affect the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem. As a culminating event students and teachers choose a restoration project that is feasible and meaningful to the community.  Our savvy watershed and restoration scientists work with the teacher, local agencies and organizations to bring a meaningful connection to the research the students are doing within their watershed/ community.

For more information, please visit our Source page or contact our Education Director, Kristen Cann at (206)780-7848 or email at

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