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Where: Vancouver Aquarium
When: Jan 6 – Mar 9, 2020*
Time: 7-9 p.m.
General Price: $275
Member Price: $220
Staff/Vol Price: $200
Hone your identification skills. Learn how to avoid confusion. Tricks to finding animals you haven’t seen before. All proceeds from registration fees go to support vital Howe Sound marine research.
Please email us us if you have any questions.
Week 1 – Algae and Marine Plants
Monday, January 6
The ocean is full of beautiful plants, in profusion that matches any garden – and as vital to other species as terrestrial plants.
Week 2 – Sponges and Worms
Monday, January 13, 2020
Sponges – not just for the bathtub anymore.
Worms – not just your average earthworm, some live in tubes, some are long ribbons, some hide behind beautiful fans.
Week 3 – Cnidarians
Monday, January 20, 2020
Cnidarians come in many forms – all beautiful but deadly (at least if you’re plankton).
Week 4 – Lophophorates and Tunicates
Monday, January 27, 2020
Lophophorates look like clams, but are totally different inside. Come find out why!
Tunicates are one of our closest relatives – who knew?
Week 5 – Molluscs part 1
Monday, February 3, 2020
Molluscs comprise some of the icky animals like slugs and snails. There are so many twists, and some of them quite beautiful – we’ll need two sessions to do them justice.
Week 6 – Molluscs part 2
Monday, February 10, 2020
This is the one you’ve been waiting for – beautiful nudibranchs as well as the intelligent octopuses.
Week 7 – Crustaceans
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Crustaceans are forms of art.
Week 8 – Echinoderms
Monday, February 24, 2020
Sea stars, sea urchins, sand dollars, sea cucumbers… as different as they look, they’re all related and they all have a pattern of five.
Week 9 – Fishes part 1
Monday, March 2, 2020
Most of know what salmon and sharks look like but what’s a quillfish and why does it matter on our coast?
Week 10 – Fishes part 2
Monday, March 9, 2020
Rockfish, sculpins and flatfishes made easy.