Offering Fun and Interactive Education Programs

  • In 2004 and 2005 we offered half-day science camps for young members of the community. Participants learned about fish physiology, marine ecology and environmental conservation in a fun and interactive environment.
  • Our science education booth is a regular presence at the Ukee Days community festival.
  • In 2006 the Society collaborated with Parks Canada in maintaining a marine education display at the Wickaninnish Interpretation Center. One of our interpreters was on hand to generate discussion and answer questions about marine biology and conservation
  • Staff members write informative articles on marine biology and ecology for the local newspaper.
  • Staff members give educational public lectures in Tofino and Ucluelet.
  • The Society has been working with local elementary and high schools to develop programs that enrich the science education curriculum.
  • In 2007 the Society has received a grant from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust to create a marine education manual. That manual is now being used to supplement our workshops and school programs, it is also available online under publications.
  • In 2008 the Mini Aquarium hosted 16 Youth Biodiversity Workshops. During these hands-on education sessions students received personalized instruction from our staff, exploring such topics as food webs, carbon and nutrient cycling, predator-prey co-evolution and fish anatomy and development. This project was also funded in part by a grant from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.