Complete the form below to make a nomination for one of our pay-what-you-can summer programs in Nova Scotia. There are several seats left in many of our programs, and nominations continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.
Nominees must be girls or under-represented genders between the ages of 9 – 18 who live in the Maritimes (NB, NS, PEI) and meet at least one of our nomination criteria:
- Comes from a disadvantaged background (“low income”)
- Comes from an under-represented background (African-Canadian/Indigenous/Hispanic or Latinx)
- Is a first generation immigrant (immigrated to Canada)
- Has led a science or environmental initiative at school or in their community
- Is passionate about science, animals, or the environment
Individuals from outside the Maritime provinces are welcome to apply for seats on our waiting list.
To be eligible to attend another Terranaut Club summer program, returning participants must complete an earn-your-way-back project and write us a short report about what you accomplished and why you want to return by May 10th. Submitting an earn-your-way-back project does not guarantee you placement into a summer program. Returning participants must still be nominated by an adult that knows them well.
June 8/2023 update: There are several seats left in many of our programs, and nominations continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Earn-your-way-back projects need to be submitted before the start of whichever program they’re accepted for, and not with their nomination.
To advance our organization’s mission, 50% of seats in all programs are reserved for participants who come from a disadvantage and/or under-represented background. Remaining seats are filled with participants who meet other criteria, and these participants are selected by Terranaut Club Directors based on their nomination statement.
All first round nominees will be notified of our decision by e-mail around May 17th, and participants that were not selected can be placed on our waiting list if they choose. Please don’t be discouraged if you get placed on a waiting list! Between summer plans changing, illnesses, and other factors, we tend to get quite a bit of movement on our waiting lists.
June 8/2023 update: There are several seats left in many of our programs, and nominations continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. We’ll get back to you within 72 hours for all nominations submitted after May 31st.
Junior (ages 9-12)
June 17-18 | 2 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
🦞 Junior Marine Biology Level I (0 seats remaining)
July 7-8 | 2 days, overnight | Windsor/Smiley’s Provincial Park
🐟 Junior Marine Biology Level II (0 seats remaining)
July 11-12 | 2 days, overnight | Wolfville/Smiley’s Provincial Park
🦇 Junior Wildlife Conservation: Fundy National Park (0 seats remaining)
July 22-23 | 2 days, overnight | Fundy National Park
Intermediate (ages 12-15)
🐤 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation Level II: Bon Portage Island (1 seat remaining)
August 1-5 | 5 days, overnight | Bon Portage Island (near Barrington)
*It’s best for Level I to be taken before Level II, but not essential
🐣 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation Level I: Bon Portage Island (4 seats remaining)
August 9-12 | 4 days, overnight | Bon Portage Island (near Barrington)
🦭 Intermediate Marine Biology (1 seat remaining)
August 20-22 | 3 days, overnight | Lunenburg/The Morton Centre
🐢 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site (6 seats remaining)
September 9-10 | 2 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
Advanced (ages 15-18)
🌱 STEMinists Leadership Development (0 seats remaining)
July 3-4 | 2 days, overnight | Wolfville/Smiley’s Provincial Park
🐦 Advanced Wildlife Conservation: Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site (3 seats remaining)
July 16-18 | 3 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
🦈 Advanced Marine Biology: Technology & Marine Conservation (8 seats remaining)
July 26-28 | 3 days, overnight | Halifax and Wolfville/Blomidon Provincial Park
🐋 Advanced Marine Biology: Marine Mammals (0 seats remaining)
August 15-17 | 3 days, overnight | Digby