The Tomingas Foundation has begun a long term lease for the Research Vessel Wilderness Explorer (WEX) for Marine, Earth Science educational opportunities.
Part of the plan is to place the ship in areas that have been hard hit by the loss of the logging and fishing industries. The idea is to bring people into these areas to see opportunities and the rich environment that makes them so attractive and provide a stimulus to the economy.
Tentative events include:
Raymond WA dockside safety course day event.
FUNdRaising Cruise up the Columbia River on a Winery Tasting Tour with live music & instruction, documentary film project, gourmet meals and marine science sessions with the Captain throughout each day, Kayak side trips are included
Ocean cruise to Seattle with marine science classes resulting in a working knowledge of ocean going safety methods and procedures
Prince William Sound Alaska tour with a gourmet chef, marine science classes, live music & classes, plus a documentary film made of the event. Likely to be a FUNdRaising Cruise; TBA