Open Enrollment 2013
Science & Sailing Expedition on the Waters of Puget Sound!
Middle & High School Age Students
Seattle: Wednesday April 3- Friday April 5, 2013
Departs/Returns -- Seattle -- Elliott Bay Marina
Teachers and Parents
Salish Sea Expeditions is offering a unique science and sailing expedition for students targeting middle and high school students in the Puget Sound region.
Typically, our programs are organized by teachers for groups of up to 30 participants from the same school or classroom at a time, so this in an exciting chance for interested individuals to enroll in our programs. Salish has offered these expeditions in a limited capacity over the last several years with great success; parents and teachers of home-school students or students especially interested in science encouraged to enroll. Please feel free to call or email Kristen Cann, Education Director, to explore whether this educational opportunity is right for your student/child.
Students who participate on this expedition will be also encouraged to attend the Salish Sea Student Science Symposium on May 31, 2013. The Symposium is a showcase of student scientists sharing the results of thier research; we anticipate 30 research groups to present and we'd be thrilled if your students/child was a part of the symposium.
Here's what a few of our past participants say about the experience:
“This trip really changed my perspective on science. I used to not like it very much, but getting the chance to go out in to the real world and use it makes if fun and easy to learn.” --
“We got to do science! I have like 400,000 more questions! I need to do this 200 more times!”
- Our programs promote student centered and directed research projects;
- Careful guidance in design and use of the scientific method;
- Exploration of scientific predictions through deployment of oceanographic research equipment;
- Collection, analysis, and synthesis of data;
- Sail training and navigation of research-driven itinerary, and;
- Outdoor living skills and community building.
Resources are available below to help your students prepare.
Program Dates -
Program Expedition: Wednesday, April 3 (9:00am) - Friday, April 5, 2013 (4pm)
Boarding Dock: Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle, WA
Cost: $280 per participant; scholarships available.
All food, camping equipment (except sleeping bag), raingear, and instruction will be provided.
Scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying students .
REGISTER NOW: Please visit our trip registration page to sign up. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation from the office that will hold your spot on board with a $100 deposit. If you or anyone in your network of families is interested in enrolling a student, please contact our Education Director, Kristen Cann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 780-7848 ext. 2#, for more information. If you do not get a response within 3 days, please email Kristen.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please send a check by mail to 647 Horizon View Place NW, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 or fill out an online form here.
For Registered Students and Families
Paperwork to complete:
If possible, please send us a copy of the release forms in advance of the trip in addition to bringing the forms to the boat.
Fax - (206) 780-9005. Email - email@example.com.
Information for families:
- What to Bring on Carlyn - download for gear list
Directions to Cap Sante Marina - Cap Sante Marina directions
- Directions to Elliott Bay Marina - Elliott Bay Marina directions, including free overnight parking information
- Directions to Foss Waterway Seaport Marina - Foss Waterway Seaport directions
- Frequently Asked Questions - basic information about Salish programs
Pre-trip activities for students: