Junior Marine Biology



  • July 8-9
  • 2 days, camping overnight
  • Wolfville & Smiley’s Provincial Park
  • 10 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can
  • Drop-off/pick-up times and locations to be determined
  • No prior knowledge needed


  • Getting hands-on with marine invertebrates and microorganisms on the Wolfville mudflats, we’ll learn how to use sieves and microscopes
  • Coding on computers, we’ll learn how to make graphs using our invertebrate data
  • Getting hands-on with Atlantic salmon at a local fish hatchery, we’ll learn about saving endangered fish species
  • Dissecting squid, we’ll learn about invertebrate anatomy and use the ink to make paintings
  • Swimming and snorkeling at Smiley’s Provincial Park
  • Testing water for different pollutants, we’ll learn about water pollution and chemistry
  • Learning about careers in marine biology and what it’s like to study marine biology at college and university


This program is open to girls and under-represented genders ages 9-12 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, by May 1st.

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