Advanced Marine Biology



  • July 26-28
  • 2 days, camping overnight
  • Halifax and Wolfville, Blomidon Provincial Park
  • 12 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Drop-off/pick-up times and locations to be determined
  • No prior knowledge needed


  • Fishing for Atlantic mackerel, we’ll learn how to properly measure and collect data from fish
  • Learning about how scientists are able to track marine animals throughout the oceans using something called acoustic tracking technology with our friends at Ocean Tracking Network
  • During a tour of COVE in Dartmouth, we will learn about the “Stella Maris”, an underwater platform used to test acoustic tracking technology
  • With the help of our friends at Back to the Sea Society, we will explore touch tanks filled with invertebrates from the Halifax Harbour
  • Using microscopes to age the scales of striped bass (a threatened species in Nova Scotia), we’ll learn about how ‘machine learning’ is being used to help marine biologists
  • Dissecting dogfish sharks, we’ll learn about their anatomy and physiology
  • Explore how coding is used to interpret marine data and develop conservation strategies
  • And more!


This program is open to girls and under-represented genders ages 15-18 who live in the Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI). Participants from other areas are welcome to apply for our wait list.

How To Apply

Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well, including parents/guardians.

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