"the mountain and the sea are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." -john lubbock
Meet Our Team
The Salish Sea School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team. We welcome the unique contributions that one can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
We are stronger together with the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent which ultimately brings about a healthier planet.
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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.
This year's GiveBIG campaign will go towards our summer 2023 student scholarships. We are handing out $9,114 in scholarships for K-12th grade students to attend our summer programs. Thank you for your donation!
Your generosity changes student lives and helps our oceans!
We are enormously grateful for the support of our village.
You are the most important part of making this movement a reality.
On behalf of the future student leaders in marine conservation, thank you!
Thank you for your generous gifts and belief in our vision and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Our incredible local sponsors, private donors, and organizations dedicated to supporting student leadership in marine conservation, make our programs possible. Thank you.
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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.