At Ocean Wise, our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans. Our Children & Youth Programs are immersive ocean education experiences that foster love for our oceans through fun and interactive activities, engaging over 9,000 children, youth and families in marine science annually.
Through our programs, we inspire the next generation of leaders to develop concern for the environment by experiencing awe and wonder as a child.
AquaCamps: offer your children a fun, educational experience never to be forgotten. Our camps are filled with hands-on activities, animal observations, crafts and time to run around outside to fully engage your children in an environment that encourages active learning. Children will learn about local and exotic animals, life cycles, food webs, adaptations, ecosystems and sustainability. Register online!
Junior Biologist Club: explore the animals, science, and research that happen behind the scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium and in ocean science research. Get ready to dive into a series of adventures to gain a better understanding of our aquatic planet, the technological innovation in Aquarium research and what we need to do to better protect our oceans. Register today!
AquaTots: Hands-on, unique, sensory engaging activities will immerse you and your young child in ocean sciences through discovery, arts and crafts, songs, games and gallery exploration. Discover the amazing wonders of the ocean in a safe, nurturing environment with our Ocean Wise educators, making new friends – children and animals alike!
For more information, please email [email protected] or call 604-359-3493.
Have a Splash of a Birthday: You’ll touch marine invertebrates like squishy sea cucumbers, sticky anemones and prickly sea urchins in our Wet Lab before heading behind the scenes for a visit through our Jellyfish hallway. As an added bonus, the birthday child will be named an Honorary Aquarist and will get to feed our fish in the two-story Strait of Georgia Pacific Canada Pavilion, one of the Aquarium's largest exhibits.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call - 604-659-3504.
Spend an Incredible Evening at the Aquarium: Choose one of five programs for your group to explore through hands-on, inquiry based activities, experiments and exploration. Get behind the scenes to better understand Aquarium operations, and dive into topics like climate change, resource extraction, pollution and habitat destruction while fully engaging your senses, mind and wonder.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call 604-659-3504.
About this Event
Come enjoy a day of fun science and maker activities. Included is a repair cafe so bring out your broken appliances, torn clothing and anything else you would like fixed. The event will include shows by Science World at 11:00 and 2:30. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/science-and-maker-jamboree-tickets-89707669053?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Featuring: Science World, Genome BC, Vancouver Public Library, Metro Vancouver, Ocean Wise, Shoreline Cleanup, Pacific Museum of Earth, SFU Forensic Entomology, SCWIST, Repair Cafe, Geering Up, Vancouver Hack Space, Free Geek, Open Science Network
Organizer of Science and Maker Jamboree
Open Science Network organizes STEM outreach programs to allow kids of all ages to enjoy the wonders of STEM
*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Check us out at opensciencenet.org
Britannia Community Centre, Gym D
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4