On Sunday September 25th, undergrad and graduate students from the Ocean Students Society at UVic got together and cleaned up the shoreline at Craigflower. The team found quite the variety of interesting things including hub caps, rebar, metal poles and corn on the cob! Together the OSS collected 162 lbs of marine debris!
Students, teachers and parents alike were captivated by Ocean Networks Canada's marine science and undersea technology during ONCCEE's exhibit and presentations at the Year of Science Event at the Royal BC Museum.
Sixty formal and informal educators learnt about ocean /climate literacy, real-time data, hands on activities, and how to combine art with science during Educators' Day, part of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress.
Mike Irvine, the founder and CEO of the Fish Eye Project, has been combining his passions for filming and SCUBA diving to develop an engaging educational experience for students. Divers are equipped with a radio mask and underwater camera that enables two-way communication with the surface. Students can see underwater images and ask the divers questions in real-time! For more information or to set up a live dive for your class, after school group or summer camp, please contact Mike
Eighteen educators from across BC and Alberta met at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for a 5 day workshop, within which Ocean Networks Canada’s Real-time data tools were demonstrated and compared to surface data collected at Folger Passage.