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Source isstudentphoto a customized, land-based program designed to increase student knowledge and foster awareness of watershed and storm  water issues in the Puget Sound region. Through various lectures and activities that take place inside the classroom and on school grounds, students learn how what they do at home can ultimately affect the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem. Using the inquiry learning model, students develop and carry out their own research projects from start to finish, investigating their local watershed for storm water quality problems and reporting their findings to the class.

Source traditionally is a 2 week 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 in an effort to minimize logistical obstactles. 

Source offers:

  • Our traditional program offers 10 hours of activities, curricula, scientific investigation, and presentation production, all guided and organized by Salish staff that can be carried out entirely on your school's campus and that is aligned with Common Core, NGSS and Ocean Literacy Principals!
  • Customized curriculum development for watershed research and integration with current teaching objectives
  • Access to sampling equipment, water quality monitoring equipment, and field resources.
  • Staff consultation and additional classroom visits.
  • End-of-year Student Science Symposium where student delegates can present their research to both Sound and Source peers, local scientists, and the community.
  • Online access to all materials, curricula, activities, and background information used during Source programs.

For registered schools, please contact Kristen Cann for forms, and other relevant information

Source Field Picture

Feeling motivated? Source is designed to be as flexible as possible and can create customized curriculum and activities for those schools with the time and resources to travel outside the classroom to visit various sites of interest within the local watershed.

Contact Us!

Still have questions? contact Education Director, Kristen Cann at (206)780-7848 x2# or email at:

For pricing and contract information please contact our Education Director, Kristen Cann at (206)780-7848 x2# or email at:

Salish Sea Student Science Symposium

2015 Date Coming Soon
End-of-year Student Science Symposium where student delegates present their research to Sound and Source peers, local scientists, and the community.  

Visit our Symposium webpage to see our past Sound and Source student research presentations!

Past Source Participants


 Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment (Tyee)
 Bainbridge High School
 Cascade Middle School
 Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition - EJ Youth Corps
 Mt. Baker Middle School
 Odyssey Middle School
 Rainier Beach High School
 Vista Academy

Download our Overview of 2009 Sound and Source Schools to read more about past student research projects.


TAF Academy
Odyssey Middle School
VISTA Academy
Shuksan Middle School
Bainbridge High School
Lincoln High School
Dimmitt Middle School
Gates High School
Olympic High School


Shuksan Middle School
Mount Baker Middle School
Bainbridge High School
Anacortes Home Education Program
Clover Park
Vista Academy
Odyssey Middle School
Seattle Girls School
Washington High School

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