Welcome to Salty Science!

Come learn about the salty waterways of the Pacific Northwest! Sign up for a tidepool adventure with your friends and family to ‘dive’ in. Tours are limited in size to 5 or less as we observe Covid distancing, and we ask that the people in the group be family or friends. Masks will be required, even if vaccinated – we will want to be gathering close to see the critters and learn from each other!

About us

Salty Science was founded by Connie Sullivan, a marine biologist who has studied in many salty locations and in many salty subjects. My passions lie in getting other people as stoked about the ocean as I am. As an undergrad, I studied secondary education; however, at the urging of a good mentor, I decided to go and live life before returning to the education field. And live it up I did!

I was able to participate in Northeastern University’s East West/ Three Seas Marine Biology Program (which took me to Washington, Jamaica, and Massachusetts), work as a SURE Education Intern at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, complete an MS in Marine Science at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and complete a Masters of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

I am so lucky that I have been able to experience the marine environment in so many different places and in so many different ways – under water, off of a boat, and best of all – with other enthusiastic ocean lovers!

My favorite sea critter is the sea cucumber, followed closely by cephalopods. When I’m not hovering over a tidepool or on the water, you can find me on a horse or hanging with my dog in the woods.

Our Services

Currently, we are offering guided tidepool tours in the Seattle area. I will meet you and your group from Tacoma to Edmonds. Tours are free and are limited to groups of 5 or less.

To keep things safe for Covid, even if you are vaccinated, groups will be small, consist of your family or friends, and everyone will be masked up. Please dress for the weather – it is often cooler near the water, and sun exposure is higher with the sun reflecting off of the water. We will also be in a wavy environment with slippery and uneven surfaces, so rubber boots or waterproof hiking boots are best.

If you are unable to walk on uneven surfaces but can get down to the beach, I can record our findings on my phone and bring that to you to watch while you’re surrounded by the marine environment. Kids of all ages are welcome, but we ask that a parent or responsible adult over 21 be present.

Coming soon: public lectures and educational activity kits!


Contact me at info@saltysciencelearning.com to book a tour now! Please send your name, group size with ages, and preferred dates.

Check us out on Instagram at @salty_science_pnw for more info!