Research & Education Society
OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE OCEAN HEALTH BY:
Educating students and the community about marine health and environmental innovation to become Salish Sea Ocean Heroes,
Establishing an environmental education centre on the Burrard Inlet 'Salish Sea', and
Building a research hub for schools and universities to access the marine ecosystem.
This video is a culmination of the Society's work over the past year. We are excited to present a new vision that incorporates the UBC Open Water Research structure, fully reimagined. We are working to repurpose one of the sea pens into a floating research and education station. Our vision no longer includes sea lions or any large marine mammals. Instead, you will find watershed models, touch-tanks temporarily housing intertidal species, and water quality sampling activities!
The Salish Sea Research and Education Society is working to:
Deliver our online interactive 'Ocean Health: Pollution and Solutions' workshop to middle school classrooms across the country in partnership with Tru Earth,
Repurpose a floating marine education station to provide space for post-secondary research to educate K-12 students and inspire a new generation of scientists,
Provide research opportunities through water quality testing and micro-plastics studies to be conducted on board the station, and
Promote ecosystem awareness through touch tanks and watershed models to cultivate curiosity and ultimately a sense of stewardship.