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Invertebrates haileyrenaud Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium and meet some of the incredible invertebrates that are found on the West Coastal waters. Having no bones can be a challenge, but these critters have brilliant adaptations to help them survive and thrive. Students will be introduced to some of the invertebrates, learn about their adaptions of survival and why humans should be worried for them.
Apr 7th, 2020
Coral Reefs haileyrenaud Take a virtual field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium to learn about nature's jungle gym, coral reefs! The health of the ocean depends on its foundation, and coral reefs are the one of the most important, and most threatened, building blocks for the ocean. In this program, students will learn about the diversity of life found in tropical waters, and how it is all connected through the delicate balance of food webs and predator-prey relationships.
Apr 7th, 2020
Squid Dissection haileyrenaud Students will be introduced to the Cephalopods and the key characteristics that make this group of squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish so spectacular by joining our expert educator for a live squid dissection. Through an examination of the squid’s anatomy students will discuss how an animal’s adaptation help them survive in their environments.
Apr 7th, 2020
Ocean Wise Research haileyrenaud Take a virtual field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium to learn about some of the exciting research that is happening at the Vancouver Aquarium in partnership with Ocean Wise! Both onsite and in the field research is constantly ongoing, with many new discoveries made along the way. Each project is unique and is making an active impact on the health of the oceans and the amazing that inhabits it. There are lots of ways you can be involved as well - come and explore.
Apr 7th, 2020
Marine Mammal Rescue Centre haileyrenaud The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (MMR) is the only team in Canada who can readily mobilize to help a marine mammal in distress. From sea lions to sea turtles, these rescuers do everything they can to save every animal in need. Learn about the rescue, rehabilitation and release process through an exclusive look at the MMR facility.
Apr 7th, 2020
Arctic Animals haileyrenaud Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium to explore one of the most extreme environments on the planet – the Arctic Circle. Despite frigid cold waters and long seasons, the Arctic is home to a thriving and diverse group of animals from invertebrates to mammals. The Arctic is also changing however, and in this program students will discuss how the changing climate is impacting these one of a kind creatures.
Apr 7th, 2020
Ocean Plastics haileyrenaud Dive into the issue of ocean plastics with Rachael Bell-Irving at the Vancouver Aquarium. Plastic is everywhere and incredibly valuable to humans…but it should not be disposable. More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year – that is the same as one dump truck a minute. Moreover, there is something very simple we can all do every day to help reduce the plastic problem.
Apr 7th, 2020
Reptiles and Amphibians haileyrenaud Learn why scientists classify animals, and examine the characteristics that define animal groups by exploring the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Students will utilize their observation and critical thinking skills to identify animal groups. They will explore the survival challenges these animals face by drawing connections between reptiles, amphibian, and even humans.
Apr 7th, 2020
Welcome to the Marine Jungle haileyrenaud Join Ocean Wise Educator, Rachael Bell-Irving on a journey into the Amazon River Exhibit to explore how animals are adapted to survive in their given environment. Students will learn how to activate their observation skills as scientists to examine how animal characteristics can help us understand their survival skills.
Apr 7th, 2020
Creature Camouflage haileyrenaud Now you see me, now you don’t! Camouflage is an important survival strategy employed by animals on all levels of the food chain. Explore the different strategies that animals use to camouflage into their environment in order to survive. Participants will come to understand that animals come in all different shapes, sizes and colours, and these differences make animals successful in their environment.
Apr 7th, 2020
Tiny But Mighty Plankton haileyrenaud Did you know plankton have life saving superpowers? Plankton provides us with resources we need in daily life and we cannot live without them. Join an Ocean Wise Educator to explore the microscopic world in the ocean and learn about these mighty yet tiny creatures in the water. Discuss the threats that plankton are facing and how our daily habits impact the food chain.
Apr 7th, 2020
Arctic Adaptations haileyrenaud Join an Ocean Wise Educator and explore the most extreme environment on the planet, which is home to a diversity of arctic survivalists who are adapted for these intense conditions. Learn about the unique characteristics that enable them to survive, how they may be affected by the rapidly changing climate and how human actions have a positive and negative impact on life all around the planet—even in the seemingly untouchable Arctic.
Apr 7th, 2020
Ocean Noise Pollution haileyrenaud Did you know that sound travels 5 times faster underwater? Underwater communication is a useful and powerful tool that has enabled many animals to survive. Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium to discover what questions Ocean Wise Research is asking about noise pollution through an examination of our Beluga Whale research in the Arctic. Explore the impact human activity is having on the underwater world and come up with creative solutions for a harmonious future.
Apr 7th, 2020
Sharks! haileyrenaud 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 participants 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.
Apr 7th, 2020
Ocean Plastic haileyrenaud Plastic is everywhere and incredibly valuable to humans… but it should not be disposable. More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year – that is the same as one dump truck a minute. Moreover, there is something very simple we can all do every day to help reduce the plastic problem. Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium on brainstorming how to tackle the problems!
Apr 7th, 2020