- July 11 – 13
- Morton Centre for Earth & Environmental Science (near Lunenburg)
- Overnight camping in tents/yurt at the Morton Centre
- 10 seats
- We’ll do a dissection of locally-sourced invasive chain pickerel with our friends at Coastal Action, and analyze their stomach contents
- We’ll design and build baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVs) and deploy them in the shallow waters off of the Morton Centre and then review the footage
- We’ll learn to seine (use a special net) and set fish traps
- We’ll go on a whale watching expedition with our friends at Lunenburg Whale Watching, and learn about whale, seabird, and seal identification
- We’ll do an activity learning about North Atlantic Right Whale conservation in Atlantic Canada
- We’ll learn about how coding and technology is used in the conservation of sharks
- We’ll Skype with Miami-based Field School’s Dr. Catherine Macdonald, a scientist who studies the biology and ecology of sharks and rays, human-wildlife conflict, and the impacts of wildlife tourism
To learn more about last year’s program, head to our Intermediate Marine Biologist program page.
Who Can Apply
Girls and gender minorities aged 12 – 15 who reside in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
How To Apply
Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by April 15th.