We believe so passionately in the power of experiential learning.
Explore our programs for adults below.

Adult programs

 We are so passionate about introducing our community to the incredible classroom right outside our doorstep. Our hope is that our programs initiate a desire to protect and restore the Salish Sea. We believe experiential lessons combined with marine conservation education is essential to producing a healthy marine ecosystem. 
The curriculum rotates throughout the year but will span the marine ecosystem, from water quality to whales. We are beginning with a focus on the birds that are found in the Salish Sea ecosystem.  

 
 Adult program tuition supports our student programs, including scholarships.

"We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors;  We Borrow It from Our Children."
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Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of January from 9-11AM. We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome!

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Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of February from 12-2 PM. We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome!

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Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of February from 9-11AM. We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome!

Click the image to enroll.

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Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of February from 11:30-1PM We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome!

Click the image to enroll.

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Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of March from 9-11AM. We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome!

Click the image to enroll.

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Family Birding! Wintertime in the Skagit Valley sees many Subarctic and Arctic bird visitors that find food resources and shelter here. It is also a time of year where certain hard-to-find species might be easier to locate due to the absence in foliage. Join us on a guided bird walk the last Saturday of March from 11:30-1PM. We will aim to target specific birds at designated location across Skagit Valley, but as always, are open to see what nature gifts us. All levels of birding experience welcome! We welcome children 12+ years old. 

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KEEP UP WITH THE PULSE of the Salish Sea in this virtual continuing education program for environmental educators, marine naturalists, or nature enthusiast from across the world.  

Designed for professionals and amateurs alike, this program goes beyond the basics and takes deeper dives on ecosystem-wide topics and the latest research. Please note, this is not an introductory program, basic knowledge is expected. 

 

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Click image to purchase a ticket. February 12, 2022 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Wildlife photographers, families, aspiring naturalists, adventurers, and amateurs, don't miss out on this fun 2-hour adventure! The Salish Sea is full of marine wildlife, even in the winter! Our local waterways are a wintering ground for many amazing marine bird species. Join us as we journey to find as many marine species as possible. There will be experienced guides onboard to help teach and point out all the species we observe! We will also have fun games and prizes! Launch from Skyline Marina, Anacortes 

 

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Join us aboard a chartered boat from Outer Island Excursions as we journey to one of the last remaining breeding islands in the Salish Sea. We will look for returning Tufted Puffins and find a whole bunch of the other incredible life along the way.

Optional educational zoom call also included.

May 20, 2022  |  4:30 PM, arrive 15-30 minutes prior

Booking will begin mid-February, limited seating available

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Join us aboard The Salish Sea School's vessel as we conduct our  monthly marine bird survey. We will leave from Cap Sante Marina and stop at our set GPS points along the way.

 

Weather/water conditions dependent, will reschedule if needed. 

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PLEASE READ:
Required for this course: Masks are REQUIRED as some activities happen in close proximity of others; COVID-19 Form & Liability Form will need to be filled out and turned in for students to participate. Parents are required to sign their student(s) in and out of class. Parents are welcome to stay and explore with us, should you choose.

Cancellation Policy: Please notify us of cancellation promptly so that we might have the opportunity to enroll another student in this course. 
*In the event of any cancellation, regardless of when the cancellation is initiated, the credit card processing fee will NOT be refunded (3%).

Cancellation Refund: if cancelled 5 days prior to the course, the class fee will be refunded to you, less the credit card processing fee (3%). If cancelled any time after that, there will not be a refund for this course.


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