Doors are open and events are free as we continue to celebrate Science Literacy Week at Champney’s West Aquarium. Join us on Saturday, Sept 21st at 2 pm for “An Ocean of Opportunity” by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Professor, Memorial University and Director of Canadian Healthy Oceans Network. The presentation will be followed by the official opening of the Edison B. Freeman Learning Centre and refreshments.
Monthly Archives: September 2019
Champney’s West Aquarium Celebrates Science Literacy Week
Champney’s West Aquarium is pleased to host Science Literacy Week. We have events planned from September 16th to 21st, 2019. Our topic for the week is Ocean Plastics and its Relationship to the Ecosystem. This opportunity is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and conducted in partnership with the Ocean Science Centre of Memorial University. We are looking forward to the week and greatly appreciate the support extended from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Science Literacy Week 15th September
Programming appropriate for all school age groups will be offered. Students will participate by grades (approximately 45 students per group). Kindergarten, grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8. Information collected from shore clean ups will be analyzed and placed in the context of the living animals (>25 species of fish and invertebrates) in the aquarium and static displays. In parallel, outside activities will involve collecting/observing specimens in the intertidal zone, analysis of wave action, etc.
Students will spend the day at CW Aquarium. Estimated time of arrival 9:30 and return to school prior to dismissal time. Activities will be appropriate to the grade levels attending. Recess times and lunch time to be scheduled. Bring a bag lunch. Admission is free. Bussing subsidy is available.
Funding provided by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dates still available:
Tuesday, Sept 17th
Thursday, Sept 19th
Friday, Sept 20th – Grade 7 & 8 group booked – Space available for up to 20 Grade 7 & 8 Students