Celebrate the Holidays with Sound Experience!

If you’re yearning for the sailing season to return, consider giving a Gift Membership to someone you love or adding it to your “holiday wish list.” Gift Memberships offer year-long access to our ship and shipboard community and include free sailing on over 20 Public Sails each year,

discounts on youth and adult overnight programs, and access to our Member Transits and Members Only Expedition. All Gift Memberships include a vintage chantey CD and a Sound Experience pin (while supplies last). To read about the full benefits of Membership–and to sign up–click here or call our office at 360-379-0438.

Last but not least, we ask you to think of us as 2014 winds to a close and you consider your year-end giving. Over the course of this landmark year, thousands of children and teens came aboard for day and overnight programs and left inspired to make a difference in their world, the Centennial Restoration Project was completed to ensure our ship will sail for generations to come, and Adventuress’ historic bell came “home.” Your support makes all this and more possible and keeps this beloved ship “not for one, but for all.” To make your year-end gift, click here.

Thank you from all of us at Sound Experience and may your winter season be filled with light!

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.

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Microplastics Initiative

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!