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Orcas of the Salish Sea - A (ADULT)

Take a deep dive with us to learn about the orcas of the Salish Sea!

  • Started Jan 24
  • 1,449 US dollars
  • Skyline Marina

Service Description

The Salish Sea School is offering an "Orcas of the Salish Sea" course. This is a six-month (Jan.-Jun.) experiential learning series that will build a deeper knowledge about the orcas of the Salish Sea, connect you with local organizations studying orcas of the Salish Sea, introduce you to environmental issues affecting local marine life, and provide ideas about the ways you can help! The course includes six in-person lessons, six boat field trips, a Zoom meeting with research scientist Dr. Deborah Giles of Wild Orca, a Zoom meeting with whale biologist Monika Wieland Shields of Orca Behavior Institute, an in-person field trip to the Orca Survey Center in Friday Harbor, and a Wine and Orca Design evening of fun. All lessons and boat trips will launch from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Students will also have access to a private Discord channel to build community connections. We purposefully curate a small, in-person, community learning experience (up to 6 participants per group). There are no virtual enrollment options for this course. Wed. January 24, 2024 @6PM - Group Meet & Greet -Orca Art Fun! Wed. February 21 - Research Scientist Zoom Fri. February 23 @11AM- lesson + boat trip Wed. March 20 - Research Scientist Zoom Sat. March 23 @11AM - lesson + boat trip Fri. April 19 @11AM - CWR visit + boat trip Sat. May 4 - Rain date Fri. May 17 @11AM- lesson + boat trip Sat. June 8 @11AM - lesson + boat trip Fri, June 14 @11AM - lesson + boat trip Sat. July 20th - Rain date

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

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. Summer Programs: 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.

Contact Details

  • Skyline Marine Center, Skyline Way, Anacortes, WA, USA


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