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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
This free activity is perfect for residents and visitors to our Oceanside area. Come on out and join the fun, learn to identify the different species collected and then released during our beach walk and seining program. We’ll start at the MAC with a classroom activity then a short walk to Parksville Beach where you’ll help with the collection of unique species of ocean wildlife. This bioinventory connects us to the remarkable diversity of plants and animals who share our Oceanside region. You might see Pipefish, Staghorn and Buffalo Sculpin, juvenile Flatfish, Midshipmen, Kelp Crab, Kelp Greenling, Sandlance, Shiner Perch, Ghost Shrimp, and even some of what we were looking for – salmon smolts - and more!
Seining Instructor: Department of Fisheries & Oceans, and MVIHES. Beach Walk Instructor: Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute. Tide Dependent: Tuesdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm; August 9, August 16, August 23.
Meet at the McMillan Arts Centre, then a short walk to Parksville Beach. All ages, families welcome! Free, pre-registration required.