Learn about Marine, Land Environment by Kayaking the San Juans with Skagit Valley College
From Skagit Valley College
Skagit Valley College is enrolling now for a unique Sea Kayak Exploration class in the Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands.
If you love the salt air and exploring the beautiful Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands, you’ll want to enroll now in this unique Skagit Valley College summer class: Sea Kayaking Exploration – San Juan Islands. The class dates are July 6-20. Learn more at www.skagit.edu/seakayak.
Sea kayaking is viewed by many as one of the most personal means of exploring the marine and nearshore terrestrial environments. The slow pace and the direct contact with the surroundings offered by sea kayaking provide the paddler with views and perspectives unique to this method of travel.
This seven-credit learning community class (Natural Science 160 and Physical Education 100 and 167) is open to the general public and will be led by SVC instructors Cliff Palmer, biology and environmental conservation, and Ben Fackler-Adams, interdisciplinary science.
Investigate the natural history of the San Juan Islands (terrestrial and marine ecology, geology, cultural history) by kayaking to different islands. No prior sea-kayaking experience or exceptional athleticism required.
Course fee of $1,000 includes tuition and outfitter cost of $700 includes all camping and site costs, meals and snacks, kayak, and safety equipment. Students must supply their own tents and sleeping bags/pads. All camping responsibilities cooking, clean up, etc. are shared. Per National Park requirements, all participants must provide evidence of full COVID vaccination.