Time for Thanks
Adventuress sails not because of one, but because of all. In the spirit of November–a spirit of gratitude that we hope to sustain for every month of every year–we want to give thanks to our amazing and amazingly varied Sound Experience community. Thank you to the volunteers who contributed thousands of hours of their time, to the invaluable support of our partners and sponsors, to the enthusiasm and knowledge of our crew, captains, and staff, and to the incredible dedication of our Members. With your help, over 9,000 people crossed our decks in 2014–a number that will keep growing as we begin exciting dockside pilot programs for youth during the winter months. Not only that, but our annual campaign, 29 Dollars, 29 Days: Getting Kids on the Boat, raised roughly $8,000 dollars for our scholarship fund, which promises that 2015 will be another year of reaching out to some of our region’s most deserving young people. You make it possible. Thank you.
Exciting Dockside Pilot Programs with Port Townsend Schools
Adventuress is safely tucked into Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend. Unlike recent restoration-focused winters, she is “back in business” serving kids…dockside! Our youth environmental mission is arguably Adventuress’ most impactful use, so we are thrilled to support the Maritime Discovery Schools Initiative in the Port Townsend School District. During the winter months, local students will step aboard a “floating classroom” to learn about such varied topics as maritime skills, marine ecology, and sustainable living practices.
Click here to read an article about these exciting winter pilot programs in the Peninsula Daily News.
Register Your Class or Youth Group for the 2014/15 School Year!
Keep it Green, Local, and Life-changing
It's true. Classes and youth groups are already scheduling their trips for next year.
Bring your class aboard Adventuress for a Sound Studies or Sound Explorations sail on Puget Sound. Work with our shipboard educators to craft your ideal program; choose from a variety of lessons that work into your curriculum. While aboard, your group will raise sails, sing shantys and gain an unforgettable on-the-water experience of Puget Sound and its marine life.
Click Here to view a short video in which students share their favorite parts about their time aboard Adventuress.
Register your group today by emailing Megan Addison, our Education Director, or calling her at 360-379-0438.
Click here to learn more about our programs for schools and youth groups.
Adventuress is partnering with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the Center for Urban Waters to expand our opportunities for citizen science, as well as to educate people who come aboard about the emerging issue of Microplastics in Puget Sound. Throughought the sailing season, scoopers from Ben and Jerry's volunteer their time during select public sails to scoop ice cream and help our shipboard educators and participants aboard take microplastics samples. We are also taking samples during overnight programs, getting students involved with very relevant citizen science opportunities. We send the samples to researchers at the Center for Urban Waters to be processed.
The following Sound Experience Microplastics Map shows the samples that have been processed to date, and is updated as more samples are inputed! We are grateful to all the partnerships coming together so we can be part of this exciting new research!