The Salish Sea School
Students will investigate the local marine environment, taking observations and analyzing data to reach conclusions on their questions. Each student team will be mentored by a local research scientist and receive coaching on each step of the scientific method. Each student group will investigate one of six topics - stormwater, marine debris, forage fish, harbor porpoise, marine birds, and orcas. Final research reports will be presented in a local student research symposium and presented to family and local community members. The grant will fund binoculars and dissecting scopes.