Sunday Activity Suggestion - Beach Clean

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
at home activity

Sunday's suggested activity is the Beach Clean with Surfrider's marine debris tracker app.  More to follow.

Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ON DEMAND - Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Video Link

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers is an elevating experience that transcends all cultural boundaries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.  

Roy has provided us with a video made specifically for the Whale Festival.  He will walk through selected works, share stories of inspiration and give people a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and that his ancestors have passed on to him.

All who are lucky enough to take in this special video leave with a new found sense of appreciation for friends, family, nature, and all the little things that inspire us from day to day.

Stay tuned for a link to take you to this special video presentation.

Arts & Culture
First Nations Cultural Features
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Clayoquot Sound's Creatures of the Deep - SIMRS

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society’s expert naturalists Karyssa and Sydney to explore the pelagic waters off Clayoquot Sound. Discover what weird and wonderful marine creatures call the deep open ocean their home. Find out about SIMRS research and monitoring efforts aimed at better understanding the offshore species that visit Clayoquot Sound’s deep-water canyons and continental shelf break. Finally, learn how you can get involved in ongoing citizen-science and whale conservation initiatives along the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Karyssa Arnett is a marine biologist and educator with an undergraduate degree studying marine science and conservation at the University of British Columbia. Karyssa worked as a Naturalist for Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino and Ucluelet, where she spent many hours on the water documenting whale encounters and reporting sea lion entanglements.

Sydney Dixon is a marine biologist, educator, and wildlife photographer born and raised on the coast of British Columbia. Her passion for the ocean began at a young age and, with a desire to be out on the water, Sydney has worked as a Marine Naturalist in Victoria, Tofino and Ucluelet.  It is through that work that she found her passion for educating. Whether through education or art, Sydney hopes to inspire people to conserve the marine environment and to protect all life below water.

Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun