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.
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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
Aquarium Opening 26th June 2019
We look forward to welcoming visitors young and old to the Champney’s West Aquarium for the 2019 season
Aquarium open until 6 October
Whale Release & Strandings Event and Champney’s West Aquarium – July 21st 2018
We are hiring – staff and students
We are hiring staff and students for the summer – if you would like to join our team please see information below
Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.
Champneys West Aquarium and Heritage House
Gift Shop Manager
Assistant Manager and Coordinator
JCP Program pending Approval
All applicants must be E.I Eligible
Or have received E.I within the last 3 yrs.
We are also accepting Applications for 4 summer students
Apply by regular mail, fax or email
Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.
Box 12, Site 9
Champneys West, NL
Email – email@example.com
For Information on the above postings
Show and Tell at the Aquarium
Come to the Aquarium on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 1 pm. Admission to the Aquarium will include a special Show & Tell session by Fiona Cuthbert, Laboratory Instructor Biology Department and Dr. Bob Hooper, retired Professor of Biology, Memorial University. Fiona and Bob are past Manager and Director of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point. We hope to see you there!
Aquarium and Heritage House Update
Champney’s West 25 years on from the moratorium
Fantastic article on the CBC about the community and how the residents have ensured that it has managed to flourish over the last 25 years . Well done Wanda Pippy on a great interview