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Foss Waterway Seaport partners with outstanding organizations and individuals with essential expertise in maritime history, marine and environmental science, education standards, curriculum guidance and career options. 

Collaborating with these experts helps the Seaport bring the region’s working waterfront to life!  We offer hands-on experiences to help you explore the rich maritime history, culture and sustainable solutions for environmental challenges of Puget Sound.

We’re grateful for these existing collaborations that provide extraordinary learning opportunities. 


  • Simpson Investment Company

Governmental agencies

  • Center for Urban Waters
  • City of Tacoma Environmental Services
  • Metro Parks Tacoma
    • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    • Tacoma Nature Center
  • Pierce Conservation District
  • Pierce County Surface Water Management
  • Port of Tacoma
  • Puget Sound Partnership
  • Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington State Department of Ecology

Community-based organizations

  • Citizens for a Healthy Bay
  • Harbor WildWatch
  • NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems)
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)
  • Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP)
  • Pacific Science Center
  • People for Puget Sound
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center
  • Poulsbo Marine Science Center
  • Puget Creek Restoration Society


  • Auburn School District
  • Bethel School District
  • Chief Leschi Schools
  • Clover Park School District
  • Environmental Education Association of Washington
  • Federal Way School District
  • Fife School District
  • Franklin Pierce School District
  • Evergreen State College
  • Highline Community College - Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center
  • Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Pacific Education Institute
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Peninsula School District
  • Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD)
  • Puyallup School District
  • Tacoma Public Schools
  • Tahoma School District
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington – Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • University of Washington – Tacoma Environmental Science
  • University Place School District
  • Washington State University - Puyallup Low Impact Development Research Program
  • Washington State University - Washington Stormwater Center

Marine research vessel providers

  • Browns Point Charters/My Girl
  • Youth Marine Foundation/Curtis and Odyssey


  • Puyallup Tribe