"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.
STaRS (Student Training as Research Scientists) is a year-long marine science field research training program ending in a culminating project presentation of their research experience. Students choose one of the projects listed below and work independently and as a small group with a project leader throughout the year.
Virtual launch January 10, 2023 @ 6:30PM
Qualifications to enroll:
Can stay focused and attentive while observing in the field for 2-4 hours
Able (or willing to learn!) to speak in public
Available for ~30 hours of at home work and ~ 50 hours of field work for the year (4-8 hours per month)
Commits to the in-person project presentation in January 2024
Ages allowed to enroll vary based on the project (see below)
Must be able to access a Discord channel for group communication
Age: 13-17 years old
Location: Virtual and Burrows Bay/WA Park
Group field work, land-based, 1 boat-based field trip
Project Leader: Dr. Cindy Elliser, Pacific Mammal Research
Assistant: Kat MacIver, Pacific Mammal Research
Support: Amy Eberling
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.