The following information outlines our SOUND Program, and the following questions will help us partner and collaborate with you to create the most successful program for your learners and their various needs.
Should you at any time have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Kind Regards, Stephanie Burns___________________________________Education DirectorSalish Sea Expeditions1257 Patmos Lane NWBainbridge Island, WA 98110
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SOUND PROGRAM COMPONENTSThis combination classroom and boat-based program provides an immersive experience into oceanographic research, nautical science, and seamanship aboard the 61-foot sailing research vessel, Carlyn.
The SOUND Program consists of several components:
> Pre-Expedition: Research Planning & Preparation Session (~2-2.5 hours)Classroom session either in person or via video, developed to introduce learners to the Puget Sound ecosystem, explore the scientific process, generate a research question, and prepare student scientists and sailors for their Research Expedition. This session is generally reserved for programs involving 2-5 day boat-based Research Expeditions. If you would like to add a Research Synthesis classroom visit to a day program, please contact the Education Director.
> Research Expedition (1-5 Days): Boat-based Research Expedition aboard the S/V Carlyn. In this dynamic learning environment, student scientists lead and conduct marine science research under the careful guidance of the Salish crew, collecting data to determine whether their research hypothesis is supported or refuted. > Post-Expedition: Research Synthesis Session (~2-2.5 hours) Classroom session either in person or via video, developed to analyze, synthesize, and communicate research findings, ideally at our Student Science Symposium that occurs each Spring. This session is generally reserved for programs involving 2-5 day boat-based Research Expeditions. If you would like to add a Research Synthesis Session to a day program, please contact the Education Director.
> Salish Sea Student Science Symposium: As the culminating event of a year of authentic, student-led research, the Salish Sea Student Science Symposium brings together student scientists, teachers, scientists, and community members to share, explore and discuss research on local watersheds as well as the marine waters of Puget Sound.
- This is a forum for individual students or any group of learners to share their investigations and/or projects from either their Salish Sea Expeditions program or another research project from their school year.- For educators, it’s an opportunity to learn and share new approaches to facilitating inquiry-based science education.- Community members are invited to celebrate learning and inquiry by the youth who will become tomorrow’s scientists and innovators.
Educators tell us year after year how valuable it is for their learners to articulate and publicly present their scientific work. This is an excellent opportunity for learners to gain real world experience for a potential career in science, engage in and practice public speaking skills, and network with other peers and professionals who share a passion for science, stewardship, and our environment.