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Salish Sea
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. 

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GoFundMe Video

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!

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Current Projects

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.