with Sound Experience helps teach traditional ways to others
The Tall Ship, the Adventuress, visited Suquamish in September
for a cultural exchange with youth titled Adventuress and
Suquamish: Overnight Cultural Exchange in Port Madison Bay.
The exchange included 12 youth from Suquamish and 12 youth from
All 24 children spent three days on the Adventuress Sept 18-20,
learning the nautical lifestyle of western sailing. With the help
of the Suquamish Museum and the Suquamish Tribe Sports and Recreation
Department, Suquamish culture was taught in tandem with the culture
of the Adventuress. The exchange included a traditional salmon meal
at the House of Awakened Culture, curriculum with an emphasis on
Suquamish teachings and activities including a canoe pull. The 3-day,
two-night adventure concluded with a sailing to Seattle in celebration
of the Adventuresses centennial.
The Adventuress is owned and operated by Sound Experience. Since
its inception, the non-profit Sound Experience has been educating
youth and adults throughout Puget Sound with environmental education
and leadership programs aboard the historic schooner Adventuress.
In over 20 years, more than 50,000 (mostly youth) have sailed aboard,
exploring the ecology and history of Puget Sound. In 1989, Adventuress
was named a National Historic Landmark. Today, more than 3,000 people
a year sail aboard, experiencing first-hand Puget Sounds majesty
and vulnerability, and how their daily actions will make a difference
in the health of the regions waterways for generations to
come. For more information on Sound Experience educational program
and the Adventuress, visit them online at www.soundexp.org.
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.