Mission: SEA promotes engagement with the natural world and fosters spirited environmental stewardship
SEA began to offer programming in 2006 as a collaborative effort by partners with a shared vision. The work rapidly evolved, and SEA registered as a Washington State nonprofit corporation in 2008.
Since 2006, SEA has led 60 educational and research voyages, serving 2,000 students and teachers. In 2009, SEA received a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant, in partnership with Edmonds Community College, to offer professional development workshops to educators through NOAA's B-WET Program. In late 2009, SEA delivered six marine-based professional development workshops to 68 staff from across Washington state.
SEA's roots extend much further back than 2006, building on the experience and networks built by SEA's Directors over the past two decades. Since 1992, SEA's Directors have: