"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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Student Sponsorship Opportunities
An important value of The Salish Sea School is to provide the opportunity for all students to attend our experiential programs and become leaders for the planet. These student sponsorship opportunities provide us with this ability.
Students interested in our programs but cannot afford tuition will fill out this scholarship application. Once they are approved, we will match them with a sponsor. At the end of the program, we will provide pictures of the student you sponsored in the field!
We are so passionate about introducing students to the incredible marine life that depends on the classroom right outside our doorstep. Please take a look at the different programs and sponsorship opportunities listed below.
Shoreline Exploration Adventures
S.E.A. is a shore-based program for K-8th graders all about the incredible marine life that depends on a healthy Salish Sea !
Each session focuses on a specific group of marine mammals (Fins, Feathers, Salmon, etc) and includes our three pillars of influence, adventure, research, and action.
Cost: $250 for 8 classes
Puffin Protectors (PP)
A shore-based summer program for K-8th graders focused on the endangered Tufted Puffins of Washington State.
Puffin protectors includes forest to shore hiking adventures, marine bird identification, marine ecosystem learning, tidal pool exploration, and an understanding of the endangered tufted puffins.
Cost: $395 for K-2 or
$595 for 3rd-5th
Guardians of the Sea
Guardians of the Sea is a four day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem.
From eel grass, to forage fish, to seals, to seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to save our natural world.
Cost: $1,095 per session
Student Training as Research Scientists (STaRS)
Student Training as Research Scientists is shore-and boat-based year-long field research project. Students can choose a specific area of focus such as marine birds, orcas, or porpoises to student alongside a local research scientist.
This project culminates in a year-end community presentation.
Cost: $1,595 for one year
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Without our incredible local sponsors, private donors, and organizations dedicated to supporting student leadership in marine conservation, these sponsorships would not be possible. Thank you.
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