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Junior Biologists Club (ages 7-9 & 10-12)

Junior Biologists Club is excited to start a new season where we continue to 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!

Want a discounted rate?  Become a member to gain access to 20% off Junior Biologists Club plus many other benefits!

 If you have any questions or comments about the Junior Biologist Club, please contact Nicole Straughan at nicole.straughan@ocean.org

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Recognition Program

Junior Biologists Club participants are now eligible for seven levels of recognition. Recipients will be awarded with an ocean-themed badge that they can wear with pride.

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Level 1

Ocean Observer 

Attend 3 sessions

Level 2

Ocean Explorer

Attend 6 sessions

Level 3

Ocean Ambassador

Attend 9 sessions

Level 4

Ocean Steward

Attend 12 sessions

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Level 5

Ocean Extraordinaire 

Attend 15 sessions

Level 6

Ocean Rescuer

Attend 20 sessions

Level 7

Ocean Champion

Attend 25 sessions

 

Program Details

Date: Saturdays
Duration: 2.5 hours
Time: 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. 
Ages: 7 - 9 and 10 - 12

Please note that this is a drop-off only program. Registration closes 48 hours before the start of the program.

Fee Information

$18.50

Members rate per child, per session

$23.15

Non-members rate per child, per session (does not include admission to the Aquarium)

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Program Themes

Each month features a different theme. 
The first two dates of each theme is for 7 to 9 year old club members.
*The third date is for 10 to 12 year old club members.
** These programs are offered in english and french.

1. Stellar Stellers (October 7, 14**, 21*)

Steller sea lion populations worldwide are declining, specifically along our coast, with many possible reasons including disease, predators, competing for food and space, pollution, and other human related factors. Learn all about how the sea lion research at the aquarium has helped to understand these wild populations!

2. Caring for Critters (November 4, 11**, 18*)

What do animals need to thrive? Step into the role of an aquarist; interact with live tidal pool sea animals from local B.C. waters and gain first-hand insight into the inner workings of intertidal marine life and how we care for them.

3. Otterly Awesome Rescues (December 2, 9, 16*)

There’s Hardy anything cuter than our sea otters here at the Aquarium! Delve into the special rescue stories that brought all of our sea otters to the aquarium. We will discover the who’s, why’s, and how’s of rescuing this iconic “keystone” species, and explore their important role in the ocean ecosystem.

4. Poo-naumis (January 6, 13, 20*)

Could whale poop be a solution to climate change? Fecal plumes, or poo-naumis, play an important role in the food web, sustaining the entire living system of the ocean! Unearth how whales play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem!

5. A-Ray-Zing Stingray (February 3, 10, 17*)

Did you know that stingrays are related to sharks? And like sharks, stingray populations are at risk due to overfishing for fins, liver oil, and gills. Glide into all things rays, like their tropical habitat, the different shapes and species of stingrays, and how we can help rays around the world!

6. World of Waste (March 3, 10, 17*)

We have a problem… A Plastic Problem! Join us on the journey of waste; where it comes from and where it goes! Did you know that all things lead to the ocean?

7. Go with the Flow (April 7, 14, 21*)

Rivers, oceans, and lakes, oh my! Discover how the water cycle renews and cleans the water flowing in watersheds, which are relied on heavily by humans, animals, and plants alike! Also explore the salmon life cycle, and learn how to predict where salmon live in the watershed at each stage of their life cycle!

8. Coastal Creatures (May 5, 12, 19*)

Have you ever noticed how a beach changes throughout the day? High and low tides change the environment for many plants and animals living in these tidal zones. Join us in exploring our B.C. coast with a beach walk, where we will discover our local intertidal creatures and discuss some of the challenges of living in a tidal zone!

9. Peck-culiar Penguins (June 2, 9, 16*)

Waddle into the weird world of these peculiar birds! Dive into the how and why penguins act the way they do and learn about different species, their adaptations as a flightless bird, and how they manage to survive!


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