Recommended for Grades 4 - 12
New this year, two of our most popular school programs Intertidal Marine Biology and Salty Science: The Art of Experimental Design have been combined into one ultimate new and exciting learning adventure for our students!
In this two part interactive program, students work in small teams with our knowledgeable and friendly educators to examine four of British Columbia’s major marine invertebrate phyla. Students will explore the ecology of local seashore animals and get hands-on with the live marine invertebrates. The Wet Lab and Learning Lab are behind-the-scenes classrooms that are customized to enhance the field-trip experience.
In this program, students are also given the opportunity design and conduct their own investigations with live animals. Your class will be able to apply and interpret their observations while working within the guiding principles of sound scientific investigation (e.g. developing a hypothesis; designing an experiment with a control; identifying independent and dependent variables; the importance of repeating an experiment; critical thinking).
This program also encourages students to consider the conservation issues affecting local sea shore life and how scientific investigation can play a major role in preserving marine life.