"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.
Perfect for students interested in diving deeper into marine research and conservation
Starts Jul 15, 2024Starts Jul 15, 2024
1,599 US dollars
The Salish Sea School's Discovery Center
*non-refundable $550 deposit due when course is booked*
STaRS (Student Training as Research Scientists) is a is a five day (10AM-3PM) daily boat adventure through the San Juan Islands.
Students conduct different field work throughout the week, comparing different regions in the Salish Sea. Some of the projects may include an intertidal survey, listening for orca acoustics, bull kelp survey, tufted puffin foraging survey, marine bird survey, forage fish survey, and more.
This program will provide an excellent introduction to field research experiences, practice with the scientific method, engagement in data collection and analysis, and learning about the importance of observations. This program is also a great introduction to future career fields.
Each day includes healthy snacks and a local lunch and at the end of the program, students will receive an awesome STaRS T-shirt.
Practice with the scientific method
Obtain experience and exposure to field research tools and techniques
Understand how science and research can influence policy and action steps for conservation
Exposure to field work
Stimulate interest in a future career in the fields of marine science and conservation
Explore the field of science
Recruit and train the next generation of marine conservation scientists and ocean advocates
Develop student comfort in a field research setting and provide resources that can ensure success in higher education
Provide the opportunity for field research and data collection in marine science
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.