Ecology Centre was built in 1991 and opened in November of
that year. It was operated by the Friends of the Marine Ecology
Station, a non-profit society. The Centre received support
from the friends of MES, the local community,
Town of Sidney, individuals and corporate sponsors. It operated
educational programs year-round for school and college groups
as well as for other organized groups and individuals.
The Marine Ecology Centre's Mission Statement.
education is to feel the sense of wonder in
the world around us.
explore this world for new ideas;
appreciate the connectedness and synergy between
experience the eureka of discovery
become sensitized to our unique role in understanding
and protecting nature;
to offer to others the passions of a naturalist
when sharing ideas and discoveries.