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Coordinating and Advancing Field-Based Marine Science Education in Puget Sound:Existing Boat Based Programs in Puget SoundEllie Linen Low Salish Sea Expeditions


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First, some caveats Education in Puget Sound:….

  • This is a brief summary of boat based marine education programs in Puget Sound.

  • The goal of this talk is to set the framework by trying to compare various programs.

    • Mission

    • Program length and cost

    • Geographic area

    • Participant capacity

  • There will be a question and answer session at the end, where representatives from various groups can fill us in on the details.

  • This list is likely not complete! We apologize if we left anyone out.


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What Marine Science boat based programs are currently operating in Puget Sound?

  • American Institute for Marine Studies (AIMS)

  • Aeolian Ventures (S/V Cutty Sark)

  • Evergreen State College

  • Menzies Project

  • Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP)

  • Pacific Marine Research (PMR)

  • Salish Sea Expeditions

  • Sound Experience

  • University of Washington, School of Oceanography

  • Others?


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Aeolian Ventures operating in Puget Sound?: S/V Cutty Sark

Vessel:

Name: S/V Cutty Sark

Size: 52'

Type: Sail


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Aeolian Ventures operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

Using a sailing vessel as the platform to teach interdisciplinary curricula, i.e. History, art, science, math and more!

Program Duration: 2 hrs – 1 week

Student Capacity: 12-18

Cost/Student: Free to students, donations appreciated

Location: Whidbey Island to the San Juan Islands

Contact Info:

http://www.captainwhidbey.com/cuttysark.html

John Stone

[email protected]


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American Institute for Marine Studies operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: Mary L., various

Size: 65’

Type: Power, Sail


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American Institute for Marine Studies operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To deliver quality environmental and nautical programs for youth. To offer the opportunity for personal growth through challenge, experience and education.

Program Duration: Various

Student Capacity: Various

Cost/Student: Various

Location: Olympia to Bellingham

Contact Info:

http://www.aims-nw.org/

Tedi Conway

[email protected]


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Evergreen State College operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: S/V Seawulff

Size: 39'

Type: Sail


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Evergreen State College operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To help people realize their potential through innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs centering around learning about our maritime environment.

Program Duration: ½ day - 1 week

Student Capacity: 5-10

Cost/Student*: $35 (1/2 day), $55 (1 day)

*at maximum capacity

Location: South Puget Sound

Contact Info:

http://academic.evergreen.edu/c/curtzt/Science/M/Stills/MFac/MFac.html

Sarah Pedersen

[email protected]


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Menzies Project operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: Mary Beth

Size: 44'

Type: Power


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Menzies Project operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

The mission of The Menzies Project is to develop and maintain a self-supporting citizen-based at-sea environmental research/education program.

Program Duration: ½ day-1 day

Student Capacity: 10-20

Cost/Student:

$45.00 for adults and $30.00 for students (1/2 day)

$60.00 for adults and $45.00 for students (1 day)

Location: Various, based in Port Townsend

Contact Info:

http://www.menzies.org

Jim Norris

[email protected]


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Ocean Inquiry Project operating in Puget Sound?

Vessels:

Name: Mary L., C.A. Kane

Size: 65-100'

Type: Power


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Ocean Inquiry Project operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

OIP's mission is to educate students, teachers and community members through scientific inquiry on Puget Sound. We achieve this by conducting oceanographic research with students aboard a boat and guiding classroom activities associated with that experience.

Program Duration: ½ day - 1 day

Student Capacity: 6-30

Cost: $35 (1/2 day), $50 (1 day)

Location: Puget Sound Main Basin, Commencement Bay

Contact Info:

http://www.oceaninquiry.org

Fritz Stahr

[email protected]


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Pacific Marine Research operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: Goodtime II

Size: 85'

Type: Power


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Pacific Marine Research operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To offer academically challenging, financially affordable hands-on marine science instruction to all Washington State elementary and secondary school students. We emphasize the connections we all share with Puget Sound through the watersheds in which we live.

Program Duration: 2/3 day

Student Capacity: 50-100

Cost/Student: $28 (2/3 day)

Location: Seattle/Elliott Bay/Alki Point

Contact Info:

http://www.marinescienceafloat.org

Janet Burnette

[email protected]


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Salish Sea Expeditions operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: Carlyn, Lavengro

Size: ~65'

Type: Sail


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Salish Sea Expeditions operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To inspire a passion for exploring, understanding, and respecting the marine environment through hands on scientific inquiry on Puget Sound.

Program Duration: 2 days - 1 week

Student Capacity: 12-30

Cost/student*: $76/overnight

*at maximum capacity

Location: Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

Contact Info:

http://www.salish.org

Ellie Linen Low

[email protected]


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Sound Experience operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: Adventuress

Size: 123'

Type: Sail


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Sound Experience operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To help people discover Puget Sound and learn from its majesty and vulnerability. We use the ship as a metaphor for our planet: a closed system that requires understanding and care and sails best when all aboard are working together.

Program Duration: ½ day - 1 week

Student Capacity: 45 (day), 25 (overnight)

Cost/Student*: $18 (1/2 day), $82 (overnight)

*at maximum capacity

Location: Olympia to Bellingham

Contact Info:

http://www.soundexp.org

Beth Grafe

[email protected]


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University of Washington, School of Oceanography operating in Puget Sound?

Vessel:

Name: R/V TGThompson, R/V Barnes

Size: 65'-274'

Type: Power


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University of Washington, School of Oceanography operating in Puget Sound?

Mission:

To educate and grant BS, MS, PhD degrees in Oceanography as a general science (i.e., not necessarily discipline specific)

Program Duration: ½ day - 1 week

Student Capacity: 8-30

Cost: $2200/day (student rate not applicable)

Location: Puget Sound, Eastern Straits of Juan de Fuca

Contact Info:

http://www.ocean.washington.edu

Angie Thompson-Bulldis

[email protected]


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