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It's Not a Time to be Silent - A message from Sound Experience

Recent events have shown that the pain and suffering of our Black family, friends, neighbors and co-workers is not only unacceptable, it is unconscionable. America has to do better. All of us have to do better. It is long past time for change.

As a nonprofit education organization, Sound Experience is committed to equity and racial justice. Our policies reflect this commitment of inclusion; our practices include restorative training and programming. We recognize, though, that we are not doing enough.

In the coming weeks and months, we commit to deepening our work with community partners to address the continuing inequities in environmental education and maritime workforce development. For decades, both these spaces have lacked diversity and inclusion of Black and Brown people. This needs to change. Change happens with intention, planning and resources. We can do better.

Aboard Adventuress, we are ALL shipmates. This means that all of us – aboard the ship and throughout the Puget Sound region communities we serve – are shipmates. We care for each other physically and emotionally. We commit to fostering safe spaces for young people to grow and to learn. We steward the environment which sustains us all – all beings, all humans regardless of skin color.

We stand together, for our shipmates, until justice is achieved – and until all human beings can live without fear and can thrive in an equitable America.
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The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

Join us on September 20th in Shilshole Bay for the inaugural year of a new, inclusive, feel-good event – The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea! The race is a celebration of the marine environment and aims to raise critical program funds for the nonprofit Sound Experience which owns and operates the iconic tall ship, Adventuress. The ship’s programs reach more than a thousand children and teens each year who climb aboard for powerful day and overnight programs in maritime skills, environmental stewardship, resilience, and connection to each other and the natural world.
Click here to learn more and to sign up for pre-registration information!
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Shipmates Together A week full of posts on everything Adventuress!


The Shipmates Together weekly posts bring you some of the magic that you may remember having experienced aboard Adventuress.

A Galley Recipe? Clear your kitchen counters for Recipes from the Galley Monday.

A PodCast-Off limited series? Listen to podcasts based on stories from Adventuress!

Want to learn more about the history of Adventuress? Try Throw Back Thursdays.

Want to learn about Micro plastics, Orcas, Tide pools, the Marine Life in the Salish Sea. Learn with your children on Marine Science Fridays.

Want to watch a good maritime movie? Tune in for Saturday Maritime Movie Matinee where each week a member of the Sound Experience Board reviews their favorite film.

Please visit our social media platforms (Facebook,Instagram) for our Shipmates Together postings, and we’ll have a web link up shortly with lots of fun content.
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Bring your school or youth group aboard- Now scheduling for the 2020 school year!!

Adventuress offers the experience of "ship as teacher"—a way to enhance school curriculum in a truly unique and hands-on setting.
We are scheduling now for the 2020 sailing season. For more information click on the button below or contact Education Director Amy Kovacs at. amy@soundexp.org
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2021 Multi Day program dates coming soon!

At this time the 2020 Girls at the Helm and Fantastic Voyage programs have been cancelled. Please keep an eye out here for the 2021 dates!
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“Kids learn through experience. Some of the most vivid and meaningful learning happens outside of the classroom… There aren’t many places on Earth that have a resource as powerful as Adventuress. I am truly grateful that my students can have this opportunity.”

Ron W., 5th grade teacher at Discovery Elementary

“It’s a very unique opportunity for young people to get away from an urban environment and really live with a group of people working on the water. Partly it has to do with the historic nature of the ship and partly it has to do with a deep love for Puget Sound. Who wouldn’t want that for their kids?”

Marianne W., mother of a participant on Girls at the Helm