Sunday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - Beach Clean

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

Sunday's suggested activity, which you can do any day of the festival, is the Beach Clean with Surfrider's marine debris tracker app.

If you check your Maritime Kid's Week pack, you will see our Beach Clean page.  If you missed out getting your pack, you can also find it by clicking the "Printable Kid's Pack" button at the top, or by clicking here.  The Beach Tracker is the last page in this document. 

Use this page to help you do your own solo clean up or 5 minute beach clean all week during Whale Festival, wherever you are in the Pacific Rim.  Submit your findings on the debris tracker.  Remember that all beaches need to be cleaned so if you are somewhere else near a beach, get out and go to that beach.  It can be just as fun and rewarding.

We have structured our suggested activities so that they can be done within the safety of your own home bubble.  There are no "in person" gatherings at this year's festival.

Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Pet Friendly

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

ON DEMAND - Tofino & Ucluelet Choir

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 7:59 pm - 8:00 pm
events/videos page

When we knew we would not be able to have in person events for Whale Festival 2021, we asked the Tofino & Ucluelet Choir if they might be able to produce a video for this festival.  The result is a very powerful gathering of harmony that brings our communities together even as we must distance ourselves.  Please enjoy this video at any time from the comfort of you own home.

Please check out our events/videos page to enjoy this exclusive presentation created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival starting Friday, March 19.

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment