Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

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Become a better explorer and ambassador for your local beach! In this program, we'll discuss how we rely and impact our oceans while exploring how Indigenous diets continue to depend on the health of the land and oceans, how colonization has impacted Indigenous Peoples’ ability to survive, and how to respect the importance of the land, animals, and water. 

Virtual AquaSchool is an opportunity to connect with our expert educators from the Vancouver Aquarium over a 4-week period. Students will also have access to our Online Learning Environment, which hosts a suite of tools and resources such as assignments, photo and video galleries, and discussion boards. Here, students will be able to build on the concepts they’ve learned from the live workshops, and complete mid-week assignments and activities that allow them to continue learning and exploring on their own time and in their own environment.

This is a program developed specifically for committed educators and learners who are guided by curiosity and creativity. Each Virtual AquaSchool series will explore a different concept. While Virtual AquaSchool is BC Curriculum-minded, the focus is on discovery and skill-building.  

To learn more about Virtual AquaSchool, please visit our website

Our team of two educators comes to your site to deliver engaging programming for two classes of learners.  In this program, we incorporate learning about ocean animals through our educators, artifacts and live animals with learning about some impacts ocean animals face, impacts that are caused by humans.  Students will break into small groups to explore artifacts and the live inter-tidal animals from our west-coast environment, making connections between our individual actions and the health of our ocean globally.  At stations we will discuss impacts such as pollution, mal-fishing and plastic debris.  In conclusion, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained to brainstorm solutions to real life ocean challenges.

Explore the concept of community and interconnectedness as it applies to both humans and other lifeforms on Earth with the help of our local, temperate, Northwest Pacific marine animals and ecosystems in one of our Aquarium’s Wet Lab spaces.

Get ready to dive into our Aquarium and ocean communities while investigating topics such as community structure, habitation, adaptation, acceptance and inclusion of differences and commonalties, valuing all individuals and roles, how to help one another and responsibly share resources.

This session includes an up-close meet & greet session with live tidepool marine invertebrate animals and a personalized Q & A period with a Vancouver Aquarium educator.

One of the most successful and misunderstood fish in the sea, Sharks
have survived for over 400 million years thanks to their incredible adaptations.
They are found all over the world, and at every level of the food chain. Challenge misconceptions and discover with your students the wide diversity of sharks. Learn why they are important for the ocean, and how our choices affect the survival of sharks all around the world.

 

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our webpage.

The Arctic is one of the most extreme environments on the planet and home to a diversity of arctic survivalists who are adapted for these intense conditions. Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium to explore some of these incredible animals and the unique characteristics they have that enable them to survive and possibly thrive in the unique Arctic conditions. As the Arctic conditions change at an increasingly rapid rate, students will explore how these animals may be affected by the changing climate and how human actions have both a positive and negative impact on life all around the planet – even in the seemingly untouchable Arctic. 

 

The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students to connect live with a Vancouver Aquarium educator without having to leave the classroom.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

*additional costs may be required for customizations.

Explore additional topics on our webpage.

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