Junior Marine Biologist

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Join us for 2 days of hands-on learning about marine biology from actual female marine biologists! We’ll assist with local fish tagging conservation research, dissect a squid, perform experiments to learn about lobster behaviour, and learn about marine pollution.

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On July 4th – 5th, we’ll welcome a group of 10 girls to various sites around Wolfville for hands-on activities learning what it’s like to be a marine biologist! We’ll start off by assisting a group of female biologists with their local marine conservation research, including tagging skates, eels, and other fish. We’ll then pull a seine net at a local beach to see what smaller creatures we find, before heading to Acadia University to perform experiments to learn about lobster behaviour. We’ll do a squid dissection, learn about marine pollution and how to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics, and learn about marine-related STEM careers and the educational paths to take to get there. That evening, we’ll camp overnight at Blomidon Provincial Park, where we’ll learn to set up tents, hike trails, and swim. The next morning, we’ll finish out the program by doing some nature connectivity exercises and virtually meeting female shark biologists who study sharks in Miami.

This Junior Marine Biologist program is intended to give girls who love marine biology an opportunity to connect with the ocean and learn about marine biology and conservation in a hands-on way. This program will be taught by a crew of exclusively female Instructors and Volunteers who hold advanced degrees in Biology and have extensive experience in marine education.


General Information

  • For girls aged 9 – 12
  • Thursday, July 4th – Friday, July 5th, overnight
  • Wolfville and surrounding area
  • Pay-what-you-can program

Activities

  • We’ll assist a group of female biologists with their local fish tagging conservation research, including skates, eels, and other fish
  • We’ll experiment with training lobsters and investigating lobster behaviour
  • We’ll go seining at a local beach
  • We’ll do a squid dissection
  • We’ll camp overnight at Blomidon Provincial Park, where we’ll learn to set up tents, hike trails, and swim
  • We’ll finish out the program virtually meeting female shark biologists who study sharks in Miami
  • We’ll learn about marine pollution and how to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics
  • We’ll learn about marine-related STEM careers and the educational paths to take to get there
  • We’ll do nature connectivity activities

How To Register

Girls must be nominated for this program by an adult that knows them well. Nominations are due by May 6th.



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