29 Dollars, 29 Days: Getting Kids on the Boat is Underway

What is it, you say?  Each year at this time, we reach out to you, our extensive Sound Experience community, wherever you may be and ask that you consider donating $29.00.  This is the cost of one child attending a day program aboard Adventuress. Your gift of $29 today – and throughout the month of October – will go directly to scholarship children and teens.  Thanks to your gift, these deserving young people will experience sailing as they did a century ago from the deck of a tall ship, and learn that their daily actions make a difference in the future of Puget Sound.  Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution of $29 today - and “get kids on the boat!”

Check our our Facebook page this month for stories of the young people your gifts support!  And perhaps there will be a few surprises in store.  Thank you for being a part of 29 Dollars, 29 Days: Getting Kids on the Boat this month and thank you for being a part of our growing Adventuress family!

Thank you for giving generously at the Party for the Next Century

You made it happen! To all who joined us at the Seattle Aquarium for the 5th Annual fundraiser Party for the Next Century to raise funds for our mission and work with young people in Puget Sound aboard Adventuress, thank you for giving generously! Whether you bid on auction items, raised your "paddle," or bought a raffle ticket for a chance to travel to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, your financial support will allow us to continue to reach thousands of our region's children and teens with powerful shipboard programs. Thank you to all who donated to the auction and our 2014 Party Sponsors below! The evening was wildly successful because of you.

Thank you, again, from all of us for keeping our programs accessible and our ship sailing strong!

 

Thank you to our 2014 Party Sponsors!


Adventuress' original 1913 bell finds its way home a century later

On Saturday, September 6, Adventuress' recovered bell was officially reinstalled at a public ceremony that took place during the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.  Read about the ceremony"'Her voice': Tall ship Adventuress officially gets its long lost bell back"in the Peninsula Daily News.

And click on one of the links below for more of this enticing story:

California man, 87, reunites long-lost bell with schooner sailing Puget Sound: Seattle Times

Original Adventuress bell to be reunited with schooner in Port Townsend: Peninsula Daily News

Ship's bell, missing 100 years, turns up safe and sound: The San Francisco Chronicle

A boy, a bell, and a 77-year mystery: Three Sheets Northwest

Bribery with a bell rings a fine tale: Richmond News

After nearly 80 years, San Francisco area man to return historic Adventuress' Original 1913 Bell: Sound Experience Press Release

Register Your Class or Youth Group for the 2014/15 School Year!

 

Keep it Green, Local and Life-changing

It's true.  Classes and youth groups are already scheduling their trips for next year. 

Bring your class aboard Adventuress for a Sound Studies or Sound Explorations sail on Puget Sound.  Work with our shipboard educators to craft your ideal program; choose from a variety of lessons that work into your curriculum.  While aboard, your group will raise sails, sing shantys and gain an unforgettable on-the-water experience of Puget Sound and its marine life.

Click Here to view a short video in which students share their favorite parts about their time aboard Adventuress.

Register your group today by emailing Megan Addison, our Education Director, or calling her at 360-379-0438.

Click here to learn more about our programs for schools and youth groups.

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Microplastics Initiative

Adventuress is partnering with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the Center for Urban Waters to expand our opportunities for citizen science, as well as to educate people who come aboard about the emerging issue of Microplastics in Puget Sound. Throughought the sailing season, scoopers from Ben and Jerry's volunteer their time during select public sails to scoop ice cream and help our shipboard educators and participants aboard take microplastics samples. We are also taking samples during overnight programs, getting students involved with very relevant citizen science opportunities. We send the samples to researchers at the Center for Urban Waters to be processed.

The following Sound Experience Microplastics Map shows the samples that have been processed to date, and is updated as more samples are inputed! We are grateful to all the partnerships coming together so we can be part of this exciting new research!