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 team is usually on the go; however, we have temporarily suspended programs as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through our communities. Our team is now focusing on our Ocean Wise online educational programming.

To help parents, Ocean Wise Conservation Association has launched a free online ocean literacy resource called Online Oceans, bringing ocean-inspired crafts, activities, DIY videos, livestreamed learning, and more, to families around the world.

Created by Ocean Wise Educators, together with animal experts from the Vancouver Aquarium, these captivating resources are designed for kids and youth of all ages to learn the how and why of caring for the ocean, and the animals in it.

We look forward to getting back on the road 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:


Programs on hold


Programs on hold


Programs on hold


Lower Mainland, BC - tentative







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


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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