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March Break Ocean Critter Camp!

Monday March 18 – Friday March 22, 2019      9:30am – 3:30pm

Need somewhere to drop off your human critters during March Break? Look no further than Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s Critter Camp! Learn all about your favourite ocean critters and explore their home, the ocean, in this fun and educational camp. Camp will be packed with science-based games, experiments, interpretive nature walks, beach explorations, and taking care of the Deep Bay critters. We hope you’ll have a whale of a time learning about sharks, whales, sea stars and nudibranchs – all of which call our beautiful BC home! This camp is for ages 6-12 years old.

**16 max capacity, no single day registration, $180 for 5 days

Register through the Regional District of Nanaimo here

Brant Wildlife Festival Guided Tours

The Brant Wildlife Festival runs from March to April 2019 and is a spring celebration of nature. As part of the Brant Wildlife festival we are offering a variety of festivities including guided tours and a foraging for wild edibles event!

Our Guided tours highlight Deep Bay Marine Field Station's commitment to the promotion of ecologically sustainable development and marine conservation. Join our knowledgeable guides as they discuss features of our green building, marine conservation, sustainable seafood and more in interactive group tours of the Field Station. These guided tours offer a unique opportunity to acquire firsthand information from the experts themselves. We are offering a total of five guided tours throughout the Brant Wildlife Festival:

Tuesday March 26th, 2019: guided tour at 11:00 am

Thursday March 28th, 2019:  guided tour at 2:00 pm

Monday April 1st, 2019:  guided tour at 11:00 am

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019:  guided tour at 11:00 am

Friday April 5th, 2019: guided tour at 2:00 pm

Click Here to reserve your spot for one of the guided tours!

Guided tour rates:

Adults (18+)           $ 12.00
Students (6 -17)    $ 6.00           
Children (up to 5)   Free 

Foraging For Wild Edibles

Saturday April 20th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, $30 per person

Curious and hungry foragers will be led in small groups on a foraging excursion, learning about ocean delicacies, Pacific oysters and Manila clams direct from their shells on the shellfish research farm of Vancouver Island University at Deep Bay. Foragers will learn about First Nations’ use of shellfish, Vancouver Island’s marine ecology, and species identification. Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish and other edibles locally and how to make sure that your shellfish is safe to eat.

Participants will also receive recipes for delicious ways to cook their ocean treasures. Participants must have their tidal waters sport fishing licence prior to arriving.

Register through the Regional District of Nanaimo here!

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