The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre has a raft of public programs available over the summer months. Biologists lead lab and field trips around the old cable station and outdoor settings on the West Coast.
View a grey whale skeleton in the “Whale Lab” and get friendly with the colourful sea creatures in the touch tank. Taking part almost guarantees a boat ride to a fabulous beach.
Topics in the lineup include kelp forests and the temperate rainforest. Learn about the secret lives of marine mammals, birds, plankton, intertidal life and much more.
Everyone is welcome to join tours each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in Bamfield. Programs run for three hours and the price ranges from $15 for children under 12, to $60 for a family of four.
Participants must book in advance by contacting the centre at 250-728-3301 (ext. 226), by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.bms.bc.ca.