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Guardians of the Sea

Guardians of the Sea is a four day (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem. From eel grass, to forage fish, to seals, to seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to save our natural world.

 

We offer sessions for students 11-13 years old and 14-17 years old.  At the end of each program, students will get a black baseball cap with the yellow trident on it, symbolizing they have become a Guardian of the Sea.

 

This program launches from Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes WA.

Each day focuses on one of the topics listed below, however we never can predict what marine life each day will bring! Click on the round picture to learn more.

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Adventure:

Marine Birds of the Salish Sea

Research:

Tufted Puffin Survey

Action:

Forage Fish Habitat

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Adventure:

Salish Sea Pinnipeds/Porpoises

Research:

Pinnipeds/Porpoise Survey

Action:

Stormwater & Contaminants

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Adventure:

Baleen Whales of the Salish Sea

Research:

Marine Debris Survey

Action:

Marine Debris Reduction

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Adventure:

Orcas of the Salish Sea

Research:

Orca Survey​ (if applicable)

Action:

Local Salmon Declines

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Each day also includes:

stress-reduction practices

Stress-reduction practices (mindfulness activities) such as nature journaling, breath work, and increased awareness of surroundings will be implemented to help awaken the senses and enable one to be fully present in the moment. 

Mindfulness practices have been show to improve breathing, lower heart rate, improve circulation, improve immune function, reduce physcial stress responses, improve sleep, and much more. Learn more here

an unplugged experience

Guardians of the Sea provides important time away from the computer, TV, and cell phone enabling more time for learning, interacting, and 100% engagement.

"The urge to check Twitter or refresh Reddit becomes a nervous twitch that shatters uninterrupted time into shards too small to support the presence necessary for an intentional life.

- Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism
 

Our CV19 Policies

"Every individual matters, every individual has a role to play, every individual makes a difference."   

-Jane Goodall