Octopus Marine Ecology Centre

 SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

The Marine Ecology Centre has closed down as of  June 2009. Therefore, we will no longer be running summer camps.  The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is operating summer camps.  Check their website below for more information.

 www.newmarinecentre.ca

Here are a few examples of camps we ran in the past.

In summer 2008 we offered several marine courses covering a range of interests, age groups and times. We had family trips to the Gulf Islands, Summer camps for kids, as well as Pro-D programs for teachers.

Check out some of the videos taken with ROVER during the Undersea Camps!

Curious Sand soles

Schools of Fish along Patey Rock

Life under the Fish Market in Sidney

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We explored the reefs, walls, and inter-island passes with ROVER, a remotely operated mini-submarine that sends pictures up to our monitor on the surface.  Families & adults welcome.  Limit 10.


SCIENCE AT THE BEACH:
Pro-D Program for teachers    grade 5 - 11

     Get your feet wet and participate in 

Curriculum-linked activities that are fun

and engaging.  Learn the doís and doníts

of rocky shore transects from high to low

tide; participate in quadrat surveys to

assess the number of clams on a beach;

and join us surveying eel grass habitats.

     This 3-day workshop  included

boat trips to several beaches in the

Gulf Islands,  It included a take home

resource package on identifying key

species, making most survey materials

at minimal cost, and choosing

representative survey sites. Limit 10.

                                                       

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MARINE SCIENCE CAMPS: Tidepool program 

Hands-on field and laboratory studies of marine ecology, oceanography and animal behaviour on the southern Gulf Islands shores. Students  worked in teams to collect and analyze tide pool data as part of a long term monitoring program by the Ecology Centre. Limit 10

 Ages: 9-12                     

MARINE SCIENCE CAMPS: Undersea program
Hands-on field and laboratory studies of marine ecology, oceanography and animal behaviour. Students  worked in teams deploying the remotely operated unmanned mini-submarine ROVER to explore and map undersea communities. Limit 10. 

Ages: 9-12       

GULF ISLANDS MARINE LIFE: Portland Island
We cruised to a small island with some of the richest intertidal flora and fauna in the Strait of Georgia. Students discovered this diversity on and under rocks, in crevices and tide pools from the high to low tide lines.  Families & adults welcome. Limit 10.

 


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