Octopus Marine Ecology Centre

    SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 
 
 

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre will be offering school programs similar to these ones.

For more information or to book programs please visit their website www.oceandiscovery.ca

 

Our unique programs offer students from kindergarten through college the opportunity to explore the lifestyles of living marine animals and plants under microscopes, in aquaria, and on real time video.

Longer programs also include boat excursions to collect plankton followed by observations and identification in the laboratory.  

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Individual programs can be tailored for special interests, specific curriculum topics or scheduling needs. Field trips to intertidal areas such as the estuary, sand flats or rocky shores are dependent on appropriate tides.

Group Size

15 - 30 students; with one free adult for every 5 students.

Group Rates

$4.50 -per student for 1 1/4 hr. program $8.00 -per student for 2 1/2 hr. program Other times, group sizes, and cost by arrangement.

Normal Hours For Group Programs

Mon. to Fri. 9 to noon
(At Other times by arrangement)

Other Local Education Facilities

The Marine Ecology Centre is designed to operate year round. We encourage school groups to consider booking in the fall, winter and early spring. Out of town schools can combine a visit to our Centre with Mineral World / Scratch Patch.

Booking your class

To schedule a class for one of our school oriented programs please 
call  250-655-1555  or E-mail  

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EXPLORING & SHARING SEASHORE LIFE
(K & gr. 1; 1 hr.)
Explore marine life in aquaria and share observations while viewing live animals on a large screen TV.
Addresses 4 Learning Outcomes

MARINE SCAVENGER HUNT I:
(Grades 2 to 5; 1 1/4 hr.)
Find animals which answer a series of questions on behaviour, habitat, form and function.
Addresses 5 -7 Learning Outcomes

MARINE SCAVENGER HUNT II:
(Grades 4 to 7; 2 1/2 hr. )
As above but with the addition of a boat trip to collect plankton for observation, together with a short video on estuary ecology.
Addresses 4-7 Learning Outcomes

LIFE STYLE INFORMATION REPORT I
(Grades 4 to 8; 2 1/2hr )
Explore in detail how one kind of animal lives: how it feeds, moves, or stay put, protects itself, and senses it surroundings. This program also includes a boat trip to collect plankton.
Addresses 4-7 Learning Outcomes

MARINE BIODIVERSITY
(Gr. 11, 12 & University; 2 1/2 hrs)
Review marine species and habitat diversity in British Columbia, characterize animal and plant examples of major groups; use a key to classify local representatives of one group. The program will also include a boat trip to collect plankton and subsequently classify it.
Addresses 3-6 Learning Outcomes

LIFE STYLE INFORMATION REPORT II
Grades 5 -10; 2 1/2 hrs
Follow aquarium & microscope observations by guiding an underwater live video camera on ROVER - a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV).
Addresses 3-8 Learning Outcomes

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