"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.
July 29-Aug. 2, 2024: Come explore the amazing marine life and beautiful islands in the Salish Sea!
Starts Jul 29, 2024Starts Jul 29, 2024
1,250 US dollars
*non-refundable $350 deposit due when course is booked*
For students 11-13 years old. Guardians of the Sea is a four day (10AM-4PM) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem. It is the perfect program to spark interest in marine ecosystems and understand how it is all connected, from water quality to whales.
Our curriculum is designed to introduce students to the local marine life in the Salish Sea. From eel grass to forage fish, to seals, to seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to save our natural world.
Each day includes healthy snacks, local lunch, and a stop at an island for a hike or tidal pool exploration.
This program meets at Skyline Marina in Anacortes, WA.
Please note there is a 2-hr extra introductory day on Monday before camp begins.
Weather note: Weather and water conditions will dictate if/when we can take out our vessel. If conditions do not permit boat travel, we will be exploring all that Fidalgo has to offer or ferry to another island for new adventures. We have only had to do this twice in four years :)
In the event of any cancellation, regardless of when the cancellation is initiated, the credit card processing fee will not be refunded (3%).
Cancellation Refunds vary by course:
Spring, Fall, and Winter Programs: if cancelled 5 days prior to the course, the class fee will be refunded to you, less the credit card processing fee (3%). If cancelled any time after that, there will not be a refund for this course.
Cancellations 91+ days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & $150 deposit
Cancellations between 61 and 90 days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & 50% fee of full tuition
Cancellations between 0 and 60 days prior to session start date = non-refundable
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames.
The Pulse: There are no refunds available for our virtual continuing education program.
Skyline Marine Center, Skyline Way, Anacortes, WA, USA