July 2, 2021

South Salish Sea Field Trip

On June 24th some of the Education Department went on a field trip around Harstine Island via boat. The team went during the largest tide changes of the year, which caused some issues and a lot of discoveries! June 24th happened to be a full moon which can affect the tides. Spring tides happenĀ just after

December 4, 2020

A Tornado in Washington??

Above is an image someone had taken of a tornado that rushed through Bremerton, WA two years ago, in December of 2018. No one was seriously injured, but it did cause some destruction to nearby homes. It may surprise you that there have been 122 tornadoes in Washington state since the 1950’s (not including this

November 16, 2020

Lesson 4: Air and Pressure

Many of our sixth grade partner schools are at different places in their curriculum. We will be releasing a series of educational videos tied to the “Weather and Climate” unit they are studying this quarter. This week, watch Julia and Kaela do a fun (dangerous) air pressure demo. What’s a little fire in an 120

October 1, 2020


We are eager to welcome our community back into the Seaport for connection, learning opportunities, and creative experiences and we have been working hard over the past several months to prepare our staff and our building to open our doors, and we remain committed to making re-opening decisions that will ensure our ability to provide

October 23, 2018

Eco-Kayaking on the Thea Foss Waterway

Our education programs  continue to grow and expand. We have just completed the pilot of a new and innovative program that combines the teaching of on-water kayaking skills with environmental and scientific education. Here is a link to a story that appeared in  the Tacoma News Tribune  https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article219825325.html.

October 12, 2018


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is now taking applications for it’s annual Youth Heritage Project. Teachers and High School Students (including those entering High School in the Fall of 2017 as well as those graduating in the Spring of 2017) are elibible to apply. This year’s Youth Heritage Project is a 5-day (overnight) heritage