Volunteers are at the heart of our organization. They help the Estuarium support programs to educate our community about the Puget Sound and its estuaries and marine environment. Joining an Estuarium Team is a great way to get involved in our programs. Teams meet monthly, and members are asked to dedicate at least four hours per month to their committee goals. Please contact Susan Shelton at Volunteer(at) if you are interested in joining any of these groups.

Education Team– Designs curriculum modules, sets up field trips, coordinates classroom curriculum kits, and evaluates program success. Programs for K-12 educational field trips include: On the Water, Estuary Life and Landforms at the Estuarium, and Meet the Beach. The Education Team meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Estuarium. Board member Nancy Arnold is the Education Team Lead.

Events Team- Develops, plans, and hosts fun and informative Estuarium events that raise awareness of the importance and wonder of Puget Sound and that raise funds to support the Estuarium’s educational programs and services. Some of examples of the events planned by the Events Team are Songs for SSEA, the SSEA the Sound Cruise and our Annual Meeting. The Events Team meets the second Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the Estuarium. Board member Diana Larsen-Mills is the Events Team Lead.

Development Team- Solicits the funds to expand the Estuarium’s ability to protect Puget Sound and to enrich the lives of our neighbors.The Development and Fundraising Team writes grants and appeals for individual donations and corporate sponsorships for program and project funding. The Development Team meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Estuarium. Board member Keith Arnold is the Development and Fundraising Team Lead.

If you want to volunteer, click here Volunteer Form, completer form and email to Volunteer(at)