This west coast experience at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre provides unparalleled access to unique coastal, marine and rainforest habitats and exceptional species diversity. Your adventure includes boat trips, experimentation and observations in the laboratory, presentations and field trips to beaches and a rain forest. You will take on the role of oceanographer and examine the biotic and abiotic characteristics of the ocean and observe marine mammals and birds. Walk on beautiful beaches and explore the intertidal wonders including sandy shores, algae, tidepools, sculpted stones and sea stars. Ospreys and eagles can often be seen in their natural habitat! You will hike part of the world-class West Coast Trail through a coastal temperate rain forest.
Accommodation is university dorm style with two persons per room. Field trips, labs and workshops will be guided by on-site educators.
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Trip: September 5 - 9, 2017
Orientation meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 - 8 pm, Main Campus
Participants are responsible for transportation to Comox. Students will then travel by chartered bus from Comox to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Individual travel to Bamfield is not an option.
Costs: Accommodations at Bamfield, transportation from Comox and back to Comox, meals at Bamfield and tuition expenses are $949 + GST, based on double occupancy. No single supplement is available.
A deposit of $500 is required at the point of registration. Final payment is due on July 31, 2017. Withdrawal fee is $200 prior to final payment date. After the final payment, the amount of refund will depend on the amount recoverable from tour operators.