RESEARCH: How do students help us with marine research?
What is a pinniped? How can you tell the difference between individual seals? What is the difference between a seal and a sea lion? Watch this video to find out how our students are trained as citizen scientists to help local researchers collect data to help monitor our marine ecosystems.
ACTION: An amazing student taking action for our oceans!
Please join us in listening to one of our student 2020 Guardians of the Sea graduates, Fia. She is an outstanding advocate for our marine environment and took what she learned at The Salish Sea School beyond our time together to make a difference for our planet. Go Fia!
2020 - YEAR IN REVIEW
The Salish Sea School is on a mission to create student leaders in marine conservation. We believe experiential and place-based learning can make a huge impact on our marine ecosystem. Our summer program, Guardians of the Sea, takes students on an educational adventure, empowers them as citizen scientists to help collect data, and engages them to act for our oceans.
RESEARCH: Harbor Porpoises
Our mission is to create student leaders in marine conservation through adventure, research, and action. Our programs educate students through place-based experiential learning, empower students through citizen science data collection, and engage students to act for our oceans through advocacy lessons. This video reflects one research project students help with: a harbor porpoise survey on the water for Pacific Mammal Research!
RESEARCH: How Does a Bird Survey Even Help?
Students went to Wiley Slough to learn what birds that were expected to be seen at an estuary. They helped identify a few of the birds that they learned. The overall outcome is for these students to help provide important citizen science data to local research projects but also to become environmental advocates through education paired with experiential learning.
Empowering student leaders for our oceans!
We envision a world where students are active leaders in protecting their local marine ecosystems. Our mission is to help create those student leaders! We educate students through place-based, experiential learning We empower students through research initatives We engage students to act for our oceans Building this experiential, outdoor, place-based school has been no easy task. It truly takes a village. It has been the strength, support, and roots of our community that has helped build us up (during a pandemic, nontheless)! We are grateful for your financial support, time as a volunteer, or simply your well wishes. All three necessary to help us continue to grow and live out our mission.
Creating student leaders for our oceans
Students 10-17 years old....join us for a four day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) daily boat and local island based educational adventure that spans the marine ecosystem through adventure, research, and action. . Each class will have two adult teachers onboard and no more than 3-5 students. We cherish and take pride in our our small group learning platform. . From eel grass, to forage fish, to seals, to seabirds, we believe experiential education initiates a desire to save our natural world. Let's go experience it! .