Technology & Marine Conservation

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About

  • August 10th – 12th
  • Day program, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Halifax + Dartmouth downtown areas
  • Drop-off/pick-up times and locations are to be determined
  • 10 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can

Activities

  • We’ll learn how to fish for Atlantic mackerel, and how to properly measure and collect data about fish
  • We’ll explore local marine research and conservation facilities and learn about the different technologies they use to monitor marine life
  • We’ll video chat with researchers from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization to learn about how they use drones to track sperm whales
  • We’ll learn about how scientists are able to track marine animals throughout the oceans using something called acoustic tracking technology
  • We’ll use microscopes to age the scales of a threatened species in Nova Scotia, striped bass, and learn about how ‘machine learning’ is being used to help marine biologists
  • We’ll learn about the complex structures, like fish ladders, that help preserve migration routes and spawning habitats for local species
  • We’ll explore how coding is used to interpret data and develop conservation strategies

A similar version of this Technology & Marine Conservation program was offered in Summer 2019 to our Intermediate age level (12 – 15). As a result, there may be some overlap in activities in this new program. Not all of the activities shown in the photos below will be offered again this year.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

We are currently preparing multiple delivery options for our Summer 2021 programs, contingent on Provincial COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. If necessary, this program may be adapted to a Hybrid-format (Online +In-Person OR Fully Online). We will try our best to adapt listed activity as best as we can for an online environment, but activities may be subject to change. If this program is adapted to a Fully Online format, participants will be sent program kits via mail.

Read about Terranaut Club’s current COVID-19 Safety Measures.

Who Can Apply

Girls and under-represented genders aged 15 – 18 who reside in Nova Scotia.

How To Apply

Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by Tuesday, June 8th.


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