Back for its second year and now open for registration, members of the Vancouver Aquarium have exclusive access to AquaClubs, a program specially designed for young aspiring marine biologists and conservationists ages seven through 11. AquaClubs offer the opportunity for students to explore the aquatic animals, ocean science and research that happen at the Vancouver Aquarium and around the world. Young members who attend AquaClubs dive into marine science and learn about the different ways that animals communicate, the amazing animals that live right here in our backyard, and how scientists study animals and their environments. They will leave equipped with new knowledge and be empowered to take inspired action within their own lives.
Program highlights include:
- Participating in hands-on discovery through dissections, gallery exploration, amazing props, and model habitat design.
- Learning more about behind-the-scenes research through exclusive interactions with trainers, aquarists, researchers, and educators.
- Getting the inside scoop on the good, the dirty, and the downright smelly parts of being a scientist.
- Exploring our backyard with a field trip to the beach. Participants will learn about the importance of our aquatic neighbours and their ecosystems, brainstorm ways that we can help them, and design their own super animal.
Last year was a wonderful success. Here is just some of the great program feedback we received from AquaClubbers and their parents from last year:
“The Clubs are an amazing adventure learning about the ocean. I wish they could last forever. The leaders are well educated and entertaining. I highly recommend AquaClubs.”
– AquaClub participant
“I met lots of new kids and did a lot of interesting things in just two classes. I can’t wait for the third one!”
– AquaClub participant
“I thought the clubs were exceptionally well coordinated and suited to a variety of age and interest levels.”
– AquaClub parent
If you’re a member, there are still spaces available for classes starting on Saturday October 18. Space is limited to 20 students, so avoid disappointment and register today!
Interested in becoming a member of the Vancouver Aquarium? AquaClubs are just one of the many benefits members enjoy, including unlimited admission, express entry and exclusive discounts. Plus, membership pays for itself in just two visits and gives you a whole new level of access to the Aquarium and our incredible marine life. Interested in learning more? Visit our website for a full list of membership benefits.
Looking for a longer-term program? Engaged in home learning? Consider our newly launched Home Learner Partnership Program.