Welcome to the first edition of SPLASHmail: Announcements, opportunities and events of interest to CaNOE members! We will be emailing this bulletin to members on a quarterly basis and invite your contributions (in brief “who, what, where, when” format). Please reply to sender if you do NOT wish to be on the distribution list.
NEWS SPLASH: CaNOE will be launching our new website on World Oceans Day! Check out www.oceanliteracy.caon June 8th for a peek at our new look. Over the next few months, we’ll feature articles and interviews on ocean literacy, guest blogs from ocean scientists, citizen science opportunities, and information about our first AGM next spring. We’d love to hear from our members, so if you have something to share let us know!
In this edition, by date (read on for details and links):
World Oceans Day Events, around Canada, Sunday, June 8
Seacology by Kayak, Lower Prospect, NS, every Tuesday from June 3 to September 16
Fukushima – A View from the Ocean, Victoria BC, Thursday, June 5
Canadian Ocean Films – Reaching Blue: Victoria BC, Friday, June 6; Vancouver BC, Tuesday, June 10
CaNOE Beach Walk, Victoria BC, Sunday, July 13
1. World Oceans Day Events, around Canada, Sunday, June 8
Sidney, BC The Shaw Discovery Centre has organized a marvelous marine day, with information booths and hands-on activities. Stop by the CaNOE booth to learn more about Ocean Literacy. More info at http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/world-oceans-day-2014 Location: Beacon Park on Beacon Ave, Sidney. Time: 11am-3pm. Free.
Halifax, NS Come celebrate World Ocean’s Day with a slew of activities at the Discovery Centre. What is the best part? You can visit us for FREE; our valued partners, JASCO and VEMCO, have sponsored this special event. Films, speakers, live squid dissections and tons about whales and dolphins! More at http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca/explore/special-eventsDiscovery Centre, 1593 Barrington St. 10am-3:30pm.
Seacology by Kayak, Lower Prospect NS: Every Tuesday from June 3 to September 16
Join us this summer for a series of guided sea kayak tours accompanied by oceans and coastal scientists, and local experts. These weekly tours will focus on a variety of topics such as marine, coastal, boreal-bog, island and plant ecology, oceanography, geology, coastal bird life and inshore fisheries. Gear, guide, naturalist and kayak included! More info at https://www.facebook.com/SeacologyByKayak . East Coast Outfitters, 6-8 pm, Cost: $30 + HST.
3. Fukushima – A View from the Ocean, Victoria BC,Thursday, June 5
Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will present scientific information related to the fate of Fukushima radioactivity in the ocean, including a report on a citizen scientist program launched to help monitor its spread towards the west coast over the coming 2 – 3 years.FREE Presentation and Q&A followed by cash bar. St. Ann’s Academy from 7-9pm. More info athttp://ourradioactiveocean.org/
4. Canadian Ocean Films – Reaching Blue, Victoria BC, Friday, June 6 and Vancouver BC,Tuesday, June 10
Celebrate the Ocean with a new documentary about the Salish Sea! Reaching Blue is the story of a coastal way of life under threat where hope is found both in remembering our past and facing the challenges of our future. June 6 7:30 – 9:30 pm University of Victoria Cinecenta – Tickets $10 Q&A with filmmakers and Kate Moran,President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada. June 10 7:00-9:00 pm Vancouver Public Library – FREE. Hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation Film & Dialogue. More info athttp://www.reachingblue.com/
5. CaNOE Beach Walk, Victoria BC, Sunday, July 13
Talking the walk, walking the talk – Discover the diversity of the marine intertidal, from sponges to snails to seastars, and learn what you can do to help protect our world’s oceans. Join Dr. Melissa Frey (Royal BC Museum) and Natasha Ewing (Ocean Networks Canada) at Clover Point, Victoria BC from 10am to noon. Bring your water shoes or gum boots and a friend! Free.