Technology & Marine Conservation

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Join us for 2 days of hands-on learning about technologies being used to conserve marine animals around Nova Scotia and the world.

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On July 29th – 30th, we’ll head to the Ocean Tracking Network’s headquarters at Dalhousie University to meet female scientists from the Ocean Tracking Network and VEMCO. We’ll learn about the technology they use to conserve local marine species, and later in the day head to Wolfville, where we’ll assist female biologists from Acadia University with acoustically tagging Atlantic sturgeon on a trawling vessel in the Minas Basin. We’ll build drones for an art activity, virtually meet scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization and learn about how they use drones for whale conservation research, learn about marine and tech-related careers, stay overnight in-residence at Acadia University, and tour the campus.

This Technology & Marine Conservation program is partially funded by a WISEatlantic Partnerships Program grant, and is intended to give underprivileged girls from the HRM an opportunity to learn marine conservation and technology in a fun and hands-on way. This program will be taught by a crew of exclusively female Instructors who hold advanced degrees in marine science and have extensive experience in marine education.


General Information

  • For girls aged 13 – 16
  • Monday, July 29th – Tuesday, July 30th, overnight
  • Halifax & Wolfville
  • Drop-off and pick-up in Halifax
  • Free program
  • Girls participating in this program must be from the HRM and come from underprivileged backgrounds

Activities

  • We’ll meet female scientists from the Ocean Tracking Network and VEMCO at Dalhousie University in Halifax and learn about the technology they use to conserve local marine species
  • We’ll assist female biologists with acoustically tagging Atlantic sturgeon on a trawling vessel in the Minas Basin
  • We’ll build drones and do an art activity with them
  • We’ll virtually meet scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization and learn about how they use drones for whale conservation research
  • We’ll learn about marine conservation and technology-related careers and educational paths
  • We’ll stay overnight in-residence at Acadia University
  • We’ll tour Acadia University’s campus

How To Register

In order to participate in this program, girls must:

  • Be nominated for this program by an adult that knows them well
  • Be from the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
  • Come from an underprivileged background

Nominations are due by May 6th.



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