2022 Week-long Overnight Trips for Teens - Registration Open

Our popular teen programs Girls at the Helm and Fantastic Voyage are back for 2022!
Be sure to join us this summer on these unique programs where STEM science, the Salish Sea, and maritime history come alive.
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The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea!

Join us on Saturday September 17th for the third annual Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea!. The race is an inclusive, feel-good event that celebrates our marine environment and aims to raise critical program funds. Our dedicated Adventuress Cup sponsors make it possible that every dollar raised goes directly to support shipboard programs and the goal this year is to raise $125,000.

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Become a Sound Experience Member and sail on Adventuress in 2022

We invite you to join our inquisitive, inclusive, and fun community and sail aboard Adventuress on Member Only Sails in 2022.

It’s easy—sign up, support our mission, and step aboard for Member Only sails in 2022
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Now scheduling programs for the Fall!

Schedule your 2022 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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Shipmates Together A web page full of posts on everything Adventuress!

The Shipmates Together web page (Click here) brings you some of the magic that you may remember having experienced aboard Adventuress.

This might include a Galley Recipe, a PodCast-Off limited series, the history of Adventuress, or a piece on Micro plastics, Orcas, Tide pools, and the Marine Life of the Salish Sea. Want to watch a good maritime movie? Check out the Maritime Movie Matinee section as well.

Please also visit our social media platforms (Facebook,Instagram) for our Shipmates Together weekly postings too!
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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