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1st Annual Conference
 'Ocean Literacy in Canada' 

June 17-18 in Vancouver, BC

Bringing scientists, educators, and
communicators together to advance ocean literacy in Canada


Keynote by Dr. Boris Worm, Dalhousie University

http://oceanliteracy.ca/ocean-literacy-conference-2015/

SPLASHmail  March 2015 

This bulletin of ocean-related opportunities and events is emailed to our membership on a monthly basis. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to publicize your own organization's news and events (in brief "who, what, where, when" format). Simply reply to this email or send submissions to info@oceanliteracy.ca
 

 
MARCH EVENTS
(see below for details and links)
  • Go With the Flow at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Sidney, BC - March 7-22
  • Combing The Coast Local Beach Cleanup.  French Beach, BC - Mar. 8
  • Canada’s New Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. Halifax, NS - Mar. 10
  • The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT).  Summer issue deadline: Mar. 13
  • Pacific Rim Whale Festival. Tofino and Ucluelet, BC - Mar. 14-22
  • March Break at Sea! Halifax, NS - Mar. 14-22
  • Monster Waves: The Ripple Effect of the Japanese Tsunami. Vancouver, BC - Mar. 18
  • Canada's Coolest Ocean Creature. Shubenacadie, NS - Mar. 21
  • World Water Day Beach Clean-up and BBQ. Jordan River, BC - Mar. 22
  • Sea Monsters: Fact or Fiction? Vancouver, BC - Mar. 24
  • Ocean Science Symposium. Victoria, BC - Apply by Mar. 27
  • 2015 Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition: Man & Machine Underwater. Victoria, BC - Mar. 29-31
Coming Up In April...
  • 7th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Vancouver, BC - Apr. 10-11
 
MARCH Detailed Listings:

Go With the Flow at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Sidney, BC - March 7-22
  • Know where water goes and flows in the watershed! Be waterside in your watershed! Join the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre for Waterwise programming during Spring Break and learn all about the local watershed and how your sink connects to the sea. With financial help from EPCOR, we’ve developed special programs to highlight the water cycle and ways to keep it healthy. 10AM-4PM daily.  http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/waterwise
 
Combing The Coast Local Beach Cleanup.  French Beach, BC - Mar. 8  
Canada’s New Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. Halifax, NS - Mar. 10
  • This fall, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will be on the cusp of change when steel is cut on the first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf. Though the Arctic is not a new area of exploration and patrol for the RCN, this will be the first class of ships purpose built for the RCN for this area. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. 7:30PM.  Canada’s new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships
 
The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT).  Summer issue deadline: Mar. 13
  • JOT invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to maritime domain awareness for its summer 2015 issue. Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering. All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process and must be submitted no later than March 13, 2015. For more information, please contact Dawn Roche at 709-778-0763 or dawn.roche@mi.mun.ca. More information at www.thejot.net
 
Pacific Rim Whale Festival. Tofino and Ucluelet, BC - Mar. 14-22
  • Be a part of the inspiration, education, and entertainment by celebrating our coastal traditions, unique environment, and the spring return of the grey whale. More info at  http://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com/  
 
March Break at Sea! Halifax, NS - Mar. 14-22
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's ocean adventure invites all to come as pirates, mermaids, sailors, fishermen, even seaweed as we explore and “make, sea and do” for March break activities from March 14 to the 22! Enjoy drop-in programming (no pre-registration required!) where every day is a different sea adventure. 10AM– 4PM (Sundays 1-4PM). Highlights of featured attractions at https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/event/march-break-sea.
 
Monster Waves: The Ripple Effect of the Japanese Tsunami. Vancouver, BC - Mar. 18
  • Join the Vancouver Aquarium for the Sea Monsters Revealed Evening Lecture Series.  Several experts will be revealing secrets of the “monsters” in our ocean.  Refreshments are available for purchase before each presentation and doors open early for some gallery exploration time.  The series runs March to September 2015. 6:30PM. Tickets and info at Sea Monsters Revealed Evening Lecture Series; also available for viewing on the Aquarium’s YouTube Channel.
 
Canada's Coolest Ocean Creature. Shubenacadie, NS - Mar. 21
  • Presented by Sean Brillant of the Canadian Wildlife Federation at the Wetland Centre in the Wildlife Park.  Canada is 9 million square km of land – but also 6 million square km of ocean. There are thousands of wildlife species in our oceans. Some you probably know, but you may not realize how cool they are. Others you’ve probably never even have heard of or didn’t know they were a part of Canada. Do we need to protect all of these species? Do we even affect them? What role do we all have to make sure we protect our oceans? And, which is Canada’s coolest ocean creature? Join us and find out! 1:00-2:30PM. FREE .  Please phone 902-758-7094 after 10:00 am on the day to confirm it is not cancelled due to inclement weather. https://wildlifepark.novascotia.ca/
 
World Water Day Beach Clean-up and BBQ. Jordan River, BC - Mar. 22  
Sea Monsters: Fact or Fiction? Vancouver, BC - Mar. 24          
  • Join the Vancouver Aquarium for a presentation on prehistoric and modern day sea monsters. Adam McGirr is the Vice President of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and has been studying strange creatures like Sea Serpents and Sasquatch for over 15 years.  He has participated in numerous field expeditions and conferences, made several television appearances, as well as interviews in newspapers and magazines on the subject of monsters and mysteries. 6:30PM. Tickets and info at  Sea Monsters Revealed Evening Lecture Series.
 
Ocean Science Symposium. Victoria, BC - Apply by Mar. 27
  • On May 1st and 2nd, 2015, Ocean Networks Canada will be hosting the third Ocean Science Symposium for 40 high school students at the University Of Victoria. Students and teachers in grades 8 through 10 with a keen interest in marine science and technology are invited to attend the third annual Ocean Science Symposium. Based around ONC’s new educational program, Ocean Sense, the symposium will introduce students and teachers to the diverse field of ocean science and excite them about possible future studies and career opportunities. http://www.oceannetworks.ca/learning/learning-events/ocean-science-symposium
 
2015 Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition: Man & Machine Underwater. Victoria, BC - Mar. 29-31  
COMING UP IN APRIL...
 
7th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Vancouver, BC - Apr. 10-11  

Let's get a dialogue going! CaNOE members are encouraged to contribute to the Website Blog and Events Calendar through info@oceanliteracy.ca
 
 
 
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