- July 11th – 13th
- Overnight camping program
- Tentatively planned to be hosted at the Morton Centre for Earth & Environmental Science outside of Lunenburg
- 10 seats
- We’ll design and build baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVs) to monitor local marine life and deploy them in the shallow waters off of the Morton Centre
- We’ll do a dissection of locally-sourced invasive chain pickerel and analyze their stomach contents
- We’ll learn learn marine sampling methods including seining (using a special net), setting fish traps, and quadrat sampling for marine vegetation
- 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 practice our scientific drawing skills with fascinating preserved specimens
- We’ll review our BRUV footage and identify marine life, creating a catalogue of local biodiversity
- We’ll learn about how coding and technology is used in marine conservation, using statistics to compare the results of our marine sampling methods, and specialized hardware to study water quality and environmental data
We are currently preparing multiple delivery options for our Summer 2021 programs, contingent on provincial COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. If necessary, this program may be adapted to a hybrid format (online + in-person component) OR be fully online. We will try our best to adapt listed activities for an online environment, but activities may be subject to change. If this program is adapted to a fully online format, participants will be sent program kits in the mail.
Read Terranaut Club’s current COVID-19 Safety Measures.
Who Can Apply
Girls and under-represented genders aged 12 – 15 who reside in Nova Scotia. Participants from New Brunswick and PEI are welcome to apply to be placed on our waitlist, should we be able to welcome girls+ from out-of-province this year.
How To Apply
Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by Tuesday, June 8th.