This workshop provides a taste of our award winning “Exploring the Salish Sea” program. It immerses participants in experiential learning reviewing the cultural and natural history of the Salish Sea. This program incorporates both physical and emotional connection to place.
The morning workshop will start at Fisherman's Wharf at 9:00 am on February 17th, 2023. Once onboard one of our floating classrooms, we will present all aspects of the program and handout worksheets that will help teachers incorporate the program into their curriculum.
We will finish the workshop on the Salish Sea and touch on the importance of various ecosystems, visit areas with cultural significance and try to show the natural history of the Salish Sea! Through this experience, you will be interacting with our on board educators about how you can create your own program. This session will be 2.45 hours long bookended by briefings and time for questions.
It is important to note that this is not a whale watching tour. This is an opportunity for teachers to incorporate place based and experiential learning into their curriculum. A chance to enhance your knowledge about our local ocean wildlife and the people that live here.
Please be prepared to go out in all weather conditions. This includes rain and wind. We advise you to dress warm (like you are going skiing) and wear appropriate footwear ( no sandals, heels, open toed shoes). No food is provided. We encourage you to bring snacks and a reusable water bottle.
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We advise you to dress warm and for any type of weather. Weather includes rain, wind and waves.
Wear appropriate footwear (no sandals, heels, open toed shoes).
Please bring a writing utensil and a clipboard. We will provide the workbook.
No food is provided. We encourage you to bring snacks and a reusable water bottle. There is a water refill station at the Eagle Wing office.
Parking is available at Fisherman's Wharf at #12 Erie Street parking, Victoria BC. Lot 61 on Montreal and Quebec street is available as well. The street parking is two hours only.
Lot 61 parking lot:
This session is full.
Originally from the UK, Izzy studied marine vertebrate zoology at Bangor University, North Wales. Her keen interest in cetacean research and conservation took her to the west coast of Wales after graduating from university. There, she helped study the semi-resident population of bottlenose dolphins and was part of an outreach and education program. As someone who struggled in school at an early age Izzy knows how important experiential learning can be. She instills passion and respect for our surroundings by telling stories, cheesy jokes and spouting facts! Victoria has been Izzy’s home-away-from-home since 2019 and has been with Eagle Wing since 2021. This is her second year taking part in the education program and she has recently taken over the research program at the company. "It is my goal to help as many people as possible understand the spectacular world we live in. Every year I get the chance to talk to thousands of guests- this is not something I take lightly. This is my platform to make a difference."
Sydney is a marine biologist whose studies have focused on marine ecology and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Since joining Eagle Wing in 2014, Sydney has had the opportunity to explore many avenues of marine conservation and environmental stewardship. In the summer, she’s a marine naturalist, educating the public on the rich biodiversity of the Salish Sea. In the fall and winter, she leads our school outreach program (in partnership with School District 61 and the Royal BC Museum), inspiring local youth on the importance of the Salish Sea. Sydney has led the Exploring the Salish Sea program since it began in 2018, this innovative program has connected more than 4000 local students with their big blue backyard. And Sydney has found her true passion—marine education, especially with the younger generations. “Connection to place is key in conservation and we build those connections through experiences,” she says. “With this deeper understanding, we inspire and empower them to protect the ocean in their everyday lives, and perhaps their future careers!”