Ask yourself these five yes or no questions:

1. Do you feel a deep desire to explore?
2. Are you willing to get wet, muddy, and have fun in your search for sea-savvy?
3. Does your favorite animal live in or near the sea?
4. Do you have a hankering for habitats and a vision for the environment?
5. Do you want to help heal the sea and its wildlife and have fun on the way? 

Parents: SeaDoc email and mailing addresses will be used for Junior SeaDoctor updates and membership delivery only and will never be shared with anyone.

5th graders, Annabelle and Aubrey, fishing to compare plankton from freshwater and saltwater in Edmonds, WA

5th graders, Annabelle and Aubrey, fishing to compare plankton from freshwater and saltwater in Edmonds, WA

What is a Junior SeaDoctor?

We asked some of our current Junior SeaDoctors, 6th graders at Orcas Island Elementary School, to tell me what a Junior SeaDoctor is to them. Here’s what they said:

“Someone who helps Wildlife Veterinarians, like Joe Gaydos.” – Elizabeth and Makayla

“Someone who tries to take care of the sea.” – Marina

“Someone who helps save the Salish Sea by cleaning and raising awareness because then you’ll gain more Junior SeaDoctors!” - Isabel, Demetrio, and Molina

We would only add that a Junior SeaDoctor is someone who loves to explore and learn everything they can about the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems.

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What can Junior SeaDoctors Do?

Take your guide on your next beach exploration, identify the weird and wild sea life you find, and share your new expertise with family and friends. You can also have fun exploring online. Check out this site for:

  • Monthly Creature Features

  • Salish Sea Heroes

  • Breaking SeaDoc Science and Wildlife news, kid-style

  • Salish Sea games

  • Awesome wildlife videos

  • Events and opportunities where you can put your sea-savvy into action, making YOU a Salish Sea Hero. Your stewardship work could even be featured in the Salish Sea Heroes section of our website.

Calder and class getting muddy to monitor sealife in Fidalgo Bay, WA

Calder and class getting muddy to monitor sealife in Fidalgo Bay, WA

Conway School students beach seining to see if beach restoration is helping fish in Fidalgo Bay, WA

Conway School students beach seining to see if beach restoration is helping fish in Fidalgo Bay, WA

MISSION

Junior SeaDoctors’ mission is to inspire and mobilize Salish Sea youth for a lifetime of ocean literacy, stewardship, and sustainable Salish Sea citizenship.

Be a part of the next generation of Salish Sea heroes and join in on the fun!