School and Youth Group Programs

Sound Studies and Sound Explorations are programs designed to spark the imagination and foster an interest in science, leadership, maritime, and the environment.

Using the framework of "Ship as Teacher," concepts such as systems, sustainability, teamwork, and responsibility to self and community are fully experienced rather than merely observed.


Sound Experience Learning Stations naturally align with the Next Generation Science Standard focus on real-world phenomena and embrace the 7 Ocean Literacy Principles.


  • "I would recommend this trip for other kids. Being there is better than a book."
    Student
  • “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., fifth-grade teacher
  • "My students were enthralled as they boarded the schooner Adventuress. Their excitement about all they were learning was incredible. This was the way to pull together a year's worth of marine science study. My students will never forget this learning laboratory."
    Teacher