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Volunteer Winter Work Weekends

Join us for a Volunteer Winter Work Weekend during the ship's winter season! When Adventuress is downrigged and snug under her winter cover, it's time to take care of things we were busy using all through the sailing season. No experience necessary. Fill out a volunteer application and sign up for a Winter Work Weekend, see you soon!

January 14th-16th (MLK Weekend)
February 18th & 19th
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Join our 2023 Crew!

Sound Experience aboard the schooner Adventuress is now hiring for our 2023 sailing season! The crew positions aboard Adventuress are educational, challenging, fun, out in the elements and are very rewarding. We are planning for a single sailing season for 2023, from March 1st to October 31st. With the possibility of a few 1-2 month crew positions. Click the link below to apply and learn more!
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Now Scheduling Programs for 2023!

Schedule your 2023 program today!

Both in-person and virtual options are available to help fit your needs. Programs are available to schools, homeschool groups, learning pods, youth groups and more.

To learn more click the link below or contact Amy at amy@soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x 2

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2023 Summer Overnight Trips for Teens - Registration Open


Our popular teen programs - Girls at the Helm and Fantastic Voyage - are back for 2023!
Be sure to join us this summer on these unique programs where STEAM science, the Salish Sea, and maritime history come alive.
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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.
“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