"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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What: The Salish Sea School is a local non-profit that provides boat- and shore-based marine conservation programs to create confident, action oriented student leaders for the oceans.
We believe in the power of experience to create a forever ocean advocate, so our lessons focus on outdoor experiential adventures, field research initiatives, and action items to help marine life such as beach clean-ups and letter writing to elected officials.
Where: Our outdoor classes primarily take place on local beaches in Anacortes with a few located at a local park in Mt. Vernon.
When: We offer shore-based afterschool classes for Pre-K-5th graders during the Fall/Winter/Spring and shore-based and boat-based camps for Pre-K-12th graders in the summer.
Why: We are excited to offer work-integrated learning internships to college students who may be interested in a career similar to the options listed below! There are in-person and virtual options available.
How: Apply below!
Provide career experience in the field of marine conservation, science, and education,
Help teach and train the next generation of marine conservation scientists,
Provide the opportunity for field research and data collection experience in marine science.