Welcome our Ocean Wise AquaVan page!

The AquaVan, or Mobile Programs, is the traveling education team from Ocean Wise®, bringing ocean education to schools, youth groups, and communities coast to coast. 

To date we have engaged over 625,000 students, youth and community members! 

Contact us for more information:  [email protected]

Where is the AquaVan right now?

The Mobile Programs team is excited to be back out in the community.  We continue to follow all federal, provincial, and school district guidelines for in-person programming.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully, reevaluating in-person programming as the situation changes.

We have our first trip outside the Lower Mainland planned to start in September.  The tour is fully-booked, we will be visiting Edson, Hinton, and Grande Prairie in Alberta as well as Dawson Creek and Fort St. John in British Columbia.

On October 2 we hope to host an outdoor event in the City of Fort St. John at Centennial Park from 10am - 2:30pm.

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like more information about our tour schedule for the 2021/2022 school year.   

We look forward to seeing you soon!  Feel free to post an "AquaVan Flashback" photo in our gallery - we would love to to see your memories from our last visit! #AquaVan @oceanwise or Tweet to us  @OceanWiseEdu 

Our Schedule for 2021:

January-March

Programs on hold

April

Programs on hold

May-June

Programs on hold

July-August

Lower Mainland, BC - taking bookings now!

September-October

Alberta:  Edson, Hinton, and Grande Prairie

British Columbia:  Dawson Creek and Fort St. John

November

Lower Mainland - taking bookings now!

December

Lower Mainland - taking bookings now!


Post Activities and Resources for Students and Teachers

We have created ocean literacy resources for Elementary, Middle and Secondary - check them out!

You can also check out our Teacher Resources section for lesson plans and other activities. If you are looking for some ideas where you can take action check out our Ocean Action classroom, or visit the Shoreline Cleanup website to register for a shoreline cleanup near you!

Keep in touch!

Check out our gallery - if we have been to your community, share your photos with us!

You can follow the Vancouver Aquarium's FaceBook Page or Tweet to us @OceanWiseEdu  - share photos of your favourite AquaVan experience on Instagram or Facebook #AquaVan @oceanwise!

Latest Announcement

#BackyardBio

Posted by Danika on August 17th, 2020

Kick-off the school year in style with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and celebrate amazing biodiversity! Everyone can participate in the #BackyardBio

Learn how you can take part and share your student's discoveries with the world https://backyardbio.net

We can't wait to see what you will find!

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