Complete the form below to make a nomination for one of our pay-what-you-can summer programs in Nova Scotia. First round nominations are open until May 10th, with remaining seats filled by second round nominations, open until May 31st.
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.
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.
Junior (ages 9-12)
🐢 Junior Wildlife Conservation: Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
June 17-18 | 2 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
🦞 Junior Marine Biology Level I
July 7-8 | 2 days, overnight | Windsor/Smiley’s Provincial Park
🐟 Junior Marine Biology Level II
July 11-12 | 2 days, overnight | Wolfville/Smiley’s Provincial Park
🦇 Junior Wildlife Conservation: Fundy National Park
July 22-23 | 2 days, overnight | Fundy National Park
Intermediate (ages 12-15)
🐤 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation Level II: Bon Portage Island
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
August 9-12 | 4 days, overnight | Bon Portage Island (near Barrington)
🦭 Intermediate Marine Biology
August 20-22 | 3 days, overnight | Lunenburg/The Morton Centre
🐢 Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
September 9-10 | 2 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
Advanced (ages 15-18)
🌱 STEMinists Leadership Development*
July 3-4 | 2 days, overnight | Wolfville/Smiley’s Provincial Park
* Nominations are not required for this program, but girls+ must complete an application (found on program page). Parent/guardian help may be needed for the start of this form, but girls+ are expected to complete the final 3 questions themselves.
🐦 Advanced Wildlife Conservation: Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
July 16-18 | 3 days, overnight | Kejimkujik National Park & Historic Site
🦈 Advanced Marine Biology: Technology & Marine Conservation
July 26-28 | 3 days, overnight | Halifax and Wolfville/Blomidon Provincial Park
🐋 Advanced Marine Biology: Marine Mammals
August 15-17 | 3 days, overnight | Digby