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Connecting Students With Marine Life

AquaVan programs are designed to inspire the stewardship of all aquatic habitats and encourage the discovery of connections between animals, environments and ourselves. All AquaVan programs supplement the B.C. school curriculum, satisfying a wide range of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes outlined in the Ministry of Education's Integrated Resource Packages.

Intermediate Programs


Primary and Intermediate (K - grade 7)

In groups, students will explore and discover how animals survive in different aquatic environments. By observing, discussing and touching live marine animals, students will be connected to the underwater world and learn how their actions impact the health of our fragile marine ecosystems.

  • Interactions with live animals.
  • Curriculum-focused with deliverable PLO’s.
Primary Programs

Secondary (Grades 8 - 12)

This program intoduces students to several important marine phyla, echinodermata, arthropoda, mollusca and cnidaria.  In small groups led by an AquaVan Educator your students will participate in a fully interactive and immersive program.  Through discussion and inquiry they will explore the intricate nature of marine biology and discover features of invertebrates that help them thrive in the intertidal zone. 

  • Interactions with live animals.
  • Curriculum focused with deliverable PLOs.
  • Squid dissection
  • Class size and Duration:  Up to 30 students/ 75 minute program, maximum 120 students/day.
Primary Programs

Contact AquaVan

Phone: 604-659-3488 

For Onsite Programs at the Aquarium visit School Programs



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