School and Youth Group Programs

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

As Adventuress sets out on the waters of Puget Sound, students work as a team to help raise the sails. They learn about Puget Sound ecology and history by participating in five hands-on discovery stations.


The fundamental distinction between Sound Experience and other environmental education programs is the opportunity for students to genuinely experience the ecology of Puget Sound while on the water.


  • "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