Mission: Sound experience sails the historic schooner adventuress to educate, inspire and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of our marine environment.
Programs: Sound experience delivers shipboard youth and adult environmental and sustainability programs that emphasize environmental stewardship, leadership, community and historic preservation. The organization's programs include day and overnight on-the-water experiences that connect children and teenagers with the region's marine ecology. Students come away with a stronger understanding of the marine ecosystem and how they can influence the future health of puget sound and the world's oceans by their daily actions. Additionaly, a range of public programs including dockside tours, public sails and festivals help to educate residents of and visitors to the puget sound watershed about the collective human impact on the marine environment. From april through october 2013 sound experience delivered youth and adult education day and overnight programs to more than 3000 people. Thousands more climbed aboard for public education programming during free dockside tours.
Sound Experience owns and operates the beautiful schooner Adventuress; a grand, wooden vessel designated a National Historic Landmark. The mission of SE is to educate and inspire those who come onboard to make a difference for the health and future of Puget Sound waters and its' marine residents.
Besides the learning experience, people are brought together onboard as a cohesive, living community and it truly provides a transformative experience for all participants. And it is so much fun! The huge sails are raised by everyone onboard while singing sea chanteys. On overnight trips, you really do "swab the decks" in the morning. I brought my young daughter onboard and at 1 am we sat huddled together on deck, on a cool clear night, doing bow watch. It is a place to learn, explore make memories and be connected.
I have been involved with this ship and its' mission for over 3 decades and know that it is deserving of any and all contributions. Through the extreme dedication of a talented executive director and a broad community of supporters, this now 100 year old vessel has undergone 5 years of restoration and is now set to safely and proudly sail our waters for many years to come. Please learn more and see pictures and video at www.soundexp.org.