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Salish Receives Boeing Funding to Pilot Restoration Education
On October 23, 2012 Salish Sea Expeditions announced it had received a $20,000 grant from The Boeing Company to pilot the inclusion of a rehabilitation or restoration project as part of its successful Source watershed research program. Read the full news release here.

Regional Educators Release Report on Watershed Education
Salish Sea Expeditions, NOAA and the Pacific Education Institute today released a collaborative white paper summarizing best practices and recommending systemic and policy improvements to enhance the availability and efficacy of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Click here to read more.

Seattle Youth to Present Research at the Salish Sea Student Science Symposium

Salish Sea Expeditions is hosting the 4th annual Salish Sea Student Science Symposium on Friday, June 1, 2012. For more information, please click here.

18 Students Set Sail to Study the Ecology of Hood Canal

Salish Sea Expeditions isn’t new to Hood Canal – Carlyn’s been a frequent visitor to the north end. But on March 19, 18 6th – 8th graders left to cover new territory – they’ll be conducting research for three days in the frequently hypoxic south end of Hood Canal. Carlyn will join only two other vessels (including UW’s R/V Thomas G. Thompson) conducting research in the south end. Click here to read more.

Salish Welcomes Seth Muir as Executive Director

On March 2, 2012, Salish welcomed Seth Muir as our next Executive Director. Muir joins Salish from the San Francisco area, where he most recently served as Interim Executive Director and Education Director for the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. He and his wife Christen and son Silas have moved to Bainbridge Island. Click here to read the full press release.


Please join us on June 1, 2012 for the Salish Sea Student Science Symposium.

Items of Interest

TAF Academy and Salish Sea Expeditions Unite in Student-led Scientific Research

April 2010 -- Fresh off a four-day expedition aboard Carlyn, tenth grade students from Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Academy in Kent have embarked on a new venture – studying their local watershed. And by local, we mean local – their research will focus on stormwater on their school campus, giving them direct insight into the health of their local waterways and a deeper understanding into how local runoff affects the watershed.  Read the entire ARTICLE.

Northwest Yachting Sailing the Sound in a Floating Classroom

Although this may seem like a joke, the punch line is true. A father is sailing the waters of Puget Sound with his child when the young boy spies an otter pup, portside. He is fascinated with the curious creature and so when the man gets home, he pulls out his son's new Oxford Children's Dictionary so his child can learn just a little bit more. Funny thing, "otter" isn't listed.  Read the entire ARTICLE featured in the May 2009 edition of Northwest Yachting.

Students research plankton in the sound-SnoValley Star May 01, 09

Salish Sea Expeditions' floating classroom aims to take the scary out of science-The Seattle Times June 06, 09

Aboard ship, students learn science, teamwork-The News Tribune June 11, 09

Washington Department of Ecology Grant

Salish Sea Expeditions has been awarded a $45,000 Public Participation Grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. DOE joins NOAA, The Russell Family Foundation and the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation in supporting Sound and Source, a new program in which students pair their on-boat marine research expedition with an extended on-shore, watershed research project. The DOE funding will support students conducting research in and related to the Duwamish River watershed over a two year period.

Corporate Giving targets Salish

Liz Gorton often looks out on to the waters of Puget Sound from her office in downtown Seattle.  On a crisp morning last fall, an email announced the Step It Up challenge, a run up the 42 flights of stairs of the newly opened WaMu Center. Part of Washington Mutual’s employee giving month, the challenge included the company’s commitment to match pledges dollar for dollar for the non-profit of the runner’s choice.

Salish Sea Expeditions: Inquiry & Inspiration

During the week of May 24, 2004 Mount Baker Middle School students from Mount Vernon, Washington boarded the Carlyn for a four day Salish expedition. A team of film makers were aboard to capture students conducting hands-on research projects, navigating the Carlyn, as well as interviews with students, staff, and teachers. See the 7 minute directors cut or the 20 minute full DOCUMENTARY.

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