Followup: Sound Experience to benefit from Explorer West win

May 26, 2013 at 2:53 pm | In Environment, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 5 Comments

The winning “Environmental Issues Slam” team from Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) – mentioned here a month ago – has decided what to do with their winnings. The team calling itself “Drastic Plastic,” whose presentation covered plastics pollution in the world’s oceans, won the right to choose a charity for a $1,000 donation from the Washington Foundation for the Environment, and voted to give it to Sound Experience, described by EW’s Amy French as “an educational sailing organization with a program that educates schools/youth about plastic pollution in Puget Sound … Sound Experience has a unique partnership with UW-Tacoma to research microplastics in Puget Sound. As shown in the photo Amy shared, Sound Experience’s education/outreach coordinator Megan Addison visited EW this past week to receive the ceremonial check from the students; she’s shown with them and history teacher Tim Owens. Amy adds, “The winning team of students have also been invited by Sound Experience to participate in some plastic clean-up on board their vessel.” The slam participation followed a schoolwide effort that was part of EW’s Sustainability Program.


  1. Explorer West rocks!

    Comment by davidf — 3:13 pm May 26, 2013 #

  2. As a former Sound Experience volunteer/Adventuress crew member, I’m thrilled to see this. Great job, kids!

    Comment by Beth W — 4:02 pm May 26, 2013 #

  3. It’s so wonderful to see youth involved in amazing accomplishments like this. It gives one hope for the future. Congratulations Explorer West!

    Comment by sara — 4:21 pm May 26, 2013 #

  4. It’s great to see kids making a difference. Sound Experience does great stuff, as does Explorer West. Congratulations to both.

    Comment by argonautter — 8:21 pm May 26, 2013 #

  5. It was a pleasure to stop by Explorer West last week, and Sound Experience is very much looking forward to continuing educating students and adults who come aboard Adventuress about plastics! Thank you, Explorer West and all on the ‘Drastic Plastic’ team for everything, and we hope to sail with you in the future.

    Comment by Megan A — 12:12 pm May 27, 2013 #

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