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The WEird, the WAcky, the Wonderful: Family Intertidal Exploration

Ocean Week Victoria


June 3rd 2023 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Victoria, British Columbia

The Weird, the Wacky, the Wonderful – Family Intertidal Exploration (hosted by the Maritime Museum of BC)

Date: Saturday June 3rd

Time: 8:30-10AM; Meet on-site at 8:15-8:30AM

Location: Vic West along the Songhees Walkway (more details provided after registration)

Pre-registration required at https://store.mmbc.bc.ca/

Thanks to support from Ocean Week Canada, this experience is FREE.

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Who breathes out of their butt? Who has “eyes” on the end of their arms? Learn all this and more during our family marine intertidal exploration.

Join environmental educators Maina Pertolas and Stephanie Chong as we practice being good neighbours to our ocean friends. Get an up-close look at some of the creatures, learn about what makes them special, and discuss how we can keep their homes healthy.

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Instructors: Maina Pertolas & Stephanie Chong

Environmental educator and professional photographer Maïna Pertolas (she/ her) has a talent for explaining things in creative, yet totally relatable ways. She has a gift for engaging young minds and has an unbridled joy for learning. She has worked on, coordinated, and photographed numerous education programs at non-profits in the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky region. In her spare time, you’ll find her reading 1000 books, wandering the beautiful Squamish landscape with her camera, or curling up with her 2 dogs and cat. Maina was born and raised in France and is now calls unceded Sḵwx̱ú7mesh territory her home. https://www.mainapertolas.com/

For over 15 years, environmental educator Stephanie Chong (she/her) has coordinated learning and education opportunities at museums and science centres in Canada and the United States. She believes strongly in encouraging curiosity, a joy of being outdoors, and a communal understanding of environmental responsibility with everyone she works with. In her spare time, you’ll likely find her wandering around the intertidal zone looking for wiggly creatures. Stephanie is originally from the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (“Vancouver”) and has been fortunate to call the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples her home for just over a year.
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Notes:

– The total number of spaces for this Masterclass is limited to 25
– Online registration required; no walk-ups allowed. If you have any questions, please contact programs@mmbc.bc.ca
– Recommended for families
– Individuals under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult
– All individuals, including adults chaperoning their children under 12, are required to register as workshop participants
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The Maritime Museum of BC’s Commitment to Access:

– Designated aides are always admitted for free. Please let us know how we can best support you in the registration booking notes.
– We partner with service-based organizations and schools to provide free access to our museum for underserved or marginalized communities. Please use our bursary form to let us know more about your needs.


Details

Address:
Colvile Island Observatory Point, Victoria, BC, Canada
Cost:Free
Format:In-Person
Category: Community Science, Presentation, Interactive Event, Outdoors
Region: Pacific
Audience: Kids & Families
Accessibility: English, French

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The WEird, the WAcky, the Wonderful: Family Intertidal Exploration The WEird, the WAcky, the Wonderful: Family Intertidal Exploration
June 3rd 2023
Victoria, BC