South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA)

South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA) strives to increase residents’ understanding and appreciation of south Puget Sound and willingness to make personal changes in behavior to protect our marine and estuary environments. We do this through classroom, field, and on the water interactive educational opportunities. SSEA was founded in 2007 as a result of community interest in creating opportunities for the public to learn about estuaries, geology, natural and cultural history, marine life, and human impacts on the Puget Sound.

We Provide:

  • The Beach Naturalist program – trained volunteers offering beach interpretation of intertidal life at local beaches during summer low tides.
  • Puget Sound Estuarium – a marine life discovery center with saltwater aquariums and interpretive displays.
  • Youth Education Programs – connecting youth with the health of Puget Sound through marine and estuary education programs.
  • Community Outreach – educational booths at community events/festivals/fairs, and presentations to local groups.
  • Discovery Speaker Series – a fall/winter evening speaker series hosted by LOTT’s WET Science Center.
  • Pier Peer at Boston Harbor Marina – night time underwater viewing of marine life.
  • Cruising for the Sound – a yearly fall on-the-water fundraiser.