It’s not unusual to spot the team from Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, presented by BC Hydro, in action at schools across Western Canada. The team educates and empowers young Canadians to become future stewards of the environment. In the coming weeks, you will also be able to sight the AquaVan and its educators – armed with live sea animals and a whole lot of knowledge – at community events stretching from the Lower Mainland to the Thompson and Okanagan valleys.

AquaVan educators aim to foster awareness of the need to protect and conserve aquatic environments through interactions with a variety of props and live marine invertebrates. The AquaVan team delivers diverse and engaging programs for audiences of all ages, naturally making it a great addition at community events.

This spring break, the AquaVan will be making two appearances in the Lower Mainland. On March 20, the team will be spending a day in the Travesia Gallery at Science World in Vancouver, where general admission guests can participate in AquaVan programming. Then on March 22 and 23, the AquaVan will be at Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby – there is no admission fee with this visit.

In April, AquaVan will be making an appearance at the Slow Food Canada Conference in Osoyoos, B.C., with a special presentation at the Slow Fish Dinner on April 26, and an appearance at the conference’s Market of Taste the following day. AquaVan will also be at BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops on April 13.

Below is the schedule for the upcoming appearances the AquaVan team will be making at community events.

Date Location Time Admission
March 20 Travesia Galley at Science World, Vancouver 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission at Science World
March 22 and 23 Lougheed Town Centre, Burnaby 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free and open to public
April 13 BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. General admission to park
April 26 Slow Fish Dinner, Slow Food Canada Conference, Osoyoos 6:30 p.m. Conference admission required
April 27 Market Of Taste, Slow Food Canada Conference, Osoyoos 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free and open to the public

To learn more about the AquaVan program, or to request a visit to your community event or school, visit this website for more information.

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