first I didn’t want to go to outdoor ed, but after, I wanted to go
again. I wish school was as fun as outdoor ed.
Joey, student, Forest Park
our program options to enhance your groups experience. By Adding an
adventure component, service, or an island excursion to your Academic
Adventure program the experience will take on additional meaning by
taking the concepts we learn in the lab and local marine/terrestrial
ecosystem into a wider context. Additionally our Adventure Options make great additions
to class trips or other group excurisions and can be used independently as well as included with our science curriculum. Just let us know!
Ferry to San Juan Islands
Sea Kayak Tour
Washington State Ferry to San
Expand the horizon with a day trip to the San Juan Islands. The trip
through this island archipelego will give students a greater sense
of place. Special stops can be arranged for our Mt. Constitution hike,
sea kayaking on San Juan Island, and visits to the Whale Museum at
Student Rates Available
Sea Kayaking brings the student quietly and gently into a habitat
and ecosystem experience in a way nothing else can. Gliding
into the shallows
as herons feed, watching mink hunt, or a purple sea star slide beneath
your boat all add to the experience. With luck Orca may even be seen!
As will the ever present seals, eagles, and other wildlife dependent
on the ocean for life. Kayaking is integrated as a way to access research sites or can be incorporated in a multi-day San Juan Island kayak trip with scientific inquiry tailored to our specific locations each day.
San Juan Island
When you add sea kayaking to your program with Academic
Adventures you will enjoy educational rates.
Feel the thrill of sailing an old time schooner! Students sail
a classic wooden
ketch of 65’! We can use the sailing as
a transport mode and learning platform for single or multi-day adventures.
use unique island sites as areas of study. Ideal for smaller groups,
in tandem with a kayak experience, or as a learning module for a large
Makes a great
class trip too! Book early to ensure availabilty.
Academic Group Rates Available
Team up with Deception Pass State Park and teach stewardship. Taking
care of our natural resources is a critical component to being a good
it be removing non-native and invasive plant species or picking up
beach litter, what we do makes a difference.
Our local experts can take your group to the Orca. The San Juan
Islands are the home of 3 resident pods J,K, and L. They can
be viewed during most
the year. Depatures from Anacortes or San Juan Island can be arranged.
Group Rates Available
Join us on a Science Cruise. The Vessel can be utilized as a mobile classroom to explore the San Juan Islands
in more depth and detail. Can be easily combined with other options including
sailing and kayaking.
Inquire Early, Availability Limited