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FIF 400 Fall Migration on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Course Description

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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Course Details

Trip: September 6 - 10, 2016

Travel 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 available.

NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. Please call (403) 220-2952 to register.

A deposit of $500 is required at the point of registration. Final payment is due on July 13, 2016.

  • Withdrawal fee: $200 prior to final payment date (July 13, 2016). After the final payment, the amount of refund will depend on the amount recoverable from tour operators. Paperwork with final payment details will be sent to you in late April, 2016.
  • Orientation meeting: Wednesday evening, August 24, 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm, Main Campus
  • Trip: September 6 – 10, 2016

NOTE: Students will travel by chartered bus from Comox to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Individual travel to Bamfield is not an option.

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