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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 13, 2017 - 11:42am

Come help us clean the beaches of Deep Bay! Meet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station at 10:00 am on Saturday August 19th. All supplies will be provided. This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact on our local ecosystem and help keep our beaches beautiful.

Pre-registration is required:

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Sea Shirt Saturday

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 13, 2017 - 11:39am

Date: Saturday, August 12

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Description:Learn the traditional art of Gyotaku and make your very own fish print t-shirt to take home!

Cost: Cost is $3 for fabric paint and supplies. You are welcome to bring your own shirt (or whatever you’d like!) or purchase a plain white t-shirt from us for $5. We have adult t-shirts too! 

This is a drop-in activity so no reservations are required. However, t-shirt supplies are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

Beach Biological Survey

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 24, 2017 - 4:02pm

Are you interested in Citizen Science? In honour of World Oceans Day we are hosting a free community education event, aimed at better understanding all the different plants and animals that live on our shores. We are looking for a group of dedicated and interested 'citizen' scientists to help us get a better picture of the species that live at our beach. With the help of experts, volunteers will record and submit data about the species they observed while at their designated research area.

World Oceans Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 24, 2017 - 3:57pm

Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can support a healthy ocean that is able to sustainably provide for the billions of humans, plants, and animals that depend on it every day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family and friends and join us at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for a fun and educational community event!