Founded in 1989, SoundWaters works toward a sustainable environment where people share a passion for Long Island Sound, students succeed and our community thrives. We enrich our community and protect our environment through teaching, training, sailing and studying on Long Island Sound. Annually SoundWaters offers marine science programs for over 30,000 students, aboard our Schooner, at our Coastal Education Center and on and along the coast. We provide high level study opportunities, aboard our Research Vessel and in our labs, to give local high school students a path towards college success. We provide stewardship programs where the local environment is a springboard for personal growth. And we offer a range of public programs and experiences to develop sustainable practices and engage the wider community in our region’s greatest natural resource: Long Island Sound.
Schooner SoundWaters offers marine science programs for schools and community organizations, as well as the opportunity for the general public to sail on and learn about the Long Island Sound. SoundWaters sails from April through October from Stamford and 11 ports in Connecticut and New York. SoundWaters Educators share their expertise in marine science, coastal ecology and conservation with students from second grade through high school. On weekends the general public is welcomed aboard for an opportunity to experience the beauty of a sail on Long Island Sound.