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Marine Invertebrates of the West Coast

with instructor Dr. Kylee Pawluk

June 5 – 7, 2020

Tofino Botanical Gardens, with field excursions to intertidal areas and Ucluelet Aquarium

$250 per person, including lunch on Saturday and Sunda

This weekend field course will introduce participants to the diversity and ecology of Pacific Northwest invertebrates. Topics to be covered in this year’s course include an introduction to invertebrates (What are they? What is their role in coastal ecology?), invertebrate biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest, morphology and adaptations of common phyla, scientific drawing, and more!

Event website for course schedule and registration.

The goal of the Raincoast Institute is to offer high-quality continuing education courses that inspire adults and young adults to connect with natural ecosystems. We partner with local and visiting educators and researchers to offer in depth weekend field courses covering a range of topics specific to the ecology of the region. Rooted in the Nuu-chah-nulth philosophy of Hishuk-ish-tsawalk (everything is connected/everything is one), our courses provide opportunities to study natural ecosystems from a holistic perspective, and to engage with specific ecological components through hands-on, outdoor-based learning.

Bulletin Effective: January 23 - January 27

⚠️Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill is re-opened with a single-lane bridge. Expect delays and drive with care.

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