After a break for the holidays, the Vancouver Aquarium’s B.C. Hydro AquaVan is back on-the-road delivering exciting educational programs to students around British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor.

Between now and the end of February, the program will be visiting schools in Surrey, Vancouver, Tsawwassen, Coquitlam, Cloverdale, Port Moody, Squamish, and West Vancouver, and will also be participating in Family Science Days, an amazing, free event open to the public at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 18th and 19th as part of a global annual meeting of scientists.

After opening the year in the local area, the B.C. Hydro AquaVan will ‘take the show on the road’. A busy schedule is planned, with spring trips to the Thompson and Okanagan Valleys and the Kootenays,

As the summer approaches, the B.C. Hydro AquaVan will make its first trip ever to ‘North of 60’ with a trip to the Northwest Territories. Additionally, the program will be returning this year to Alberta in the fall visiting the southeastern portion of that province, and will round out the year with a visit to Vancouver Island and more programming in the Lower Mainland.

The B.C. Hydro AquaVan extends the Vancouver Aquarium to communities in far-reaching areas bringing live marine animals to students and community members who may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit us in Vancouver. One of the most important goals of the program is to share the important conservation messages, which are an intimate part of any Aquarium visit, to communities across Western Canada. Students are often times unaware of the connections that they have to the oceans, especially those who live far away from them, and the B.C. Hydro AquaVan aims to close this gap.

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