A four-day boat-based adventure throughout the San Juan Islands from 9AM-5PM each day

Age: 13-17 year olds

Location: Launch from Anacortes, WA

2021 Dates:  

June 22-25* (full - add me to the waitlist)

July 6-9* (full - add me to the waitlist)

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*Please note, we will hold a "Program Introduction" day the day before each program. This means there is a five day committment for the program. This first day will only be a few hours and not include a boat day or lunch.


Price: $1,000 per student

*We strive to make this program affordable  and accessible to all students, please check out our scholarship page

guardians of the sea
A four-day daily program from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Age: 13-17 year olds
Location: Anacortes, WA
Price:  $950
We strive to make this program affordable to all students, please check out our scholarship page.


Guardians of the Sea is designed for students interested and passionate about the ocean and local marine life in the Salish Sea.


It is the perfect program to spark interest in marine ecosystems and understand how it is all connected, from water quality to whales. 

Each day includes healthy snacks, lunch, and a stop at an island for a hike or tidal pool exploration.   


More information will be mailed to the participant after the deposit has been received.

Highlights include:

  • Unique college prep and field work exposure

  • Experience incredible marine life 

  • Marine species identification 

  • Water and land-based research 

  • Environmental service hours 

  • Small group learning 

  • Stress-reduction activities

  • Take-home action plans

  • On-going learning community

  • Curiosity inspiration through inquiry based learning

  • Individual strength recognition
  • STEAM (A for art!) ​​

All of this combines in a way that is both useful for college applications/scholarships and provides great exposure for those considering a future in marine biology or marine conservation!  

The following Next Generation Science Standards are met: HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-5, HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS1-6, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ETS1-2.

Each day's lesson will focus on the specific topic listed, however we never can predict what marine life each day will bring! The ultimate goal is to experience the animals' ecosystem and understand how students can become leaders in marine conservation - seeing whales is never guaranteed. 

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Enroll below in our summer program and become an official Guardian of the Sea!  You will receive an exclusive Guardians of the Sea hat with our special yellow trident!

 - Face masks are required throughout the entire program - 

 A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Exceptions apply to CV19 policies. 







If you don't see a program dates that works with your summer schedule or desired age group, email to discuss flexible options. 


Thanks to many local and state organizations, we have full and partial scholarships available to any passionate and motivated student!