Technology & Marine Conservation



  • July 16 – 18
  • Halifax + Wolfville areas
  • Overnight accommodations in residence at Acadia University
  • 10 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can


  • We’ll do an acoustic tracking workshop with the Ocean Tracking Network in the Steele Ocean Sciences Centre at Dalhousie University, including learning about tracking sharks and ocean gliders and piloting a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in the Aquatron
  • We’ll tour Dalhousie University’s Aquatron and learn about animal husbandry
  • We’ll assist female biologists from Acadia University’s Coastal Ecology Lab with their conservation researching fishing for and tagging endangered American eels
  • We’ll learn about acoustic tracking technology with a crew of female scientists from Vemco/Innovasea, and do a river receiver scavenger hunt with them
  • We’ll build mini-drones and learn to pilot them
  • We’ll explore how coding is used to interpret data and develop conservation strategies for sharks
  • We’ll learn what it’s like to be a University science student by building mock class schedules and touring Acadia University’s campus
  • We’ll stay overnight in residence at Acadia University

A similar version of this Technology & Marine Conservation program was offered in summer 2019 at our Intermediate age level (12 – 15). Because of significant overlap, participants who attended that program are not able to attend this program. To see photos of what this program was like, head to our 2019 Technology & Marine Conservation program page.

Who Can Apply

  • Girls and gender minorities aged 15 – 18 who reside in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

How To Apply

Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by April 15th.

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