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A cornerstone of our non-profit mission is providing scholarships to under-resourced students. We rely on donations to help fulfill this mission. 

OR you can mail a check to:

The Salish Sea School
P.O. Box 1901
Anacortes, WA 98221

How else can you help? Sponsor a student

An important value of The Salish Sea School is to provide the opportunity for every passionate student to attend our experiential programs and become leaders for the planet. These student sponsorship opportunities provide us with this ability. ​

Students interested in our programs but unable to afford tuition will fill out this scholarship application. Once approved, they will be matched with a sponsor. At the end of the program, we will provide pictures of the student you sponsored in the field! 

We are so passionate about introducing students to the incredible marine life that depends on a healthy Salish Sea, our boat-based classroom. Please take a look at the different programs and sponsorship opportunities listed below.

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Shoreline Exploration Adventures

S.E.A. is a shore-based program for K-8th graders to experience the incredible marine life that depends on a healthy Salish Sea !

Each session focuses on a specific group of marine mammals (Fins, Feathers, Salmon, etc.) and includes our three pillars of influence: adventure, research, and action. 

Cost: $100


Puffin Protectors or Southern Resident Superheroes

A shore-based summer program for K-8th graders focused on the endangered Tufted Puffins of Washington State.

Puffin protectors and Southern Resident Superheroes includes forest to shore hiking adventures, marine ecosystem learning, tidal pool exploration, and an understanding of the endangered tufted puffins and endangered Southern Resident orcas.

Cost: $600

Guardians of the Sea

Guardians of the Sea is a four day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem.

From eel grass, forage fish, seals, and seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to protect and restore our natural world. 

Cost: $1,100

Student Training as Research Scientists (STaRS)

Student Training as Research Scientists is a shore-and boat-based year-long field research project. Students can choose a specific area of focus such as marine birds, orcas, or porpoises to study alongside a local research scientist. 

This project culminates in a year-end community presentation. 

Cost: $1800

The Salish Sea School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit: EIN 83-3277816.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

or mail a check to:

The Salish Sea School, P.O. Box 1901, Anacortes, WA 98221


Our incredible local sponsors, private donors, and organizations dedicated to supporting student leadership in marine conservation, make our programs possible. Thank you.

Email us at for questions.

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Please also support our program by spreading the word and considering joining our volunteer team. Contact us to learn more about volunteering. 

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