WHAT WE DO!
TO SAVE OUR SHORELINES OF WASHINGTON
Promoting marine science education through experiential learning.
OFF SEASON PROGRAMS
Between Sept & May Marine Mammal Academy staff provide hour long fun and engaging presentations to area schools. Our 2019 MMA presentation is called "Marine Mammals in your Backyard" Contact us to schedule the MMA presentation for your class.
Save Our Shorelines provides the educational component for the popular Beach Camp summer program at the Sunset Bay Wharf in the Seattle suburb of Edmonds. Known as the Marine Mammal Academy (MMA), our MMA program attracts students and staff from around the country and the world, and provides a one of a kind opportunity for students to learn about and experience a full array of saltwater marine mammals including, Porpoises, Seals, Sea lions, Otters, Orcas, and Humpback whales
LIFE SKILLS AND LEARNING
Our programs are designed not only to teach but to impart important life skills in resourcefulness and knowledge of getting around in our world of water.
Learning brought to life
Our world class location on the Sunset Bay Pier in Edmonds allows us incredible access to shoreline habitats
Underwater as well as above
Through the generous support of our donor organizations SOS programs include undersea walks with specialized equipment rarely available in this area.
Save Our Shorelines runs on the enthusiasm and expertise of our volunteer community. Our volunteer program allows anyone to get involved in SOS and the MMA program and earn access and use of facilities at our partner organizations including the Sunset Bay Wharf. Volunteers help with educational projects throughout the year, as well as rolling up their sleeves to keep our facilities in shape.
We love our Marine Mammals
Porpoises, Seals & Sea Lions abound in the waters of Puget Sound, and the SOS MMA program endeavors to keep it that way with habitat education for young people
See more than meets the eye
In habitat biology its the little things that matter, and our MMA program and presentations excel in making young people aware of the of the microscopic world of building blocks under their feet for the marine ecosystem