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Intertidal Zone Explorations


Free weekend West Vancouver beach adventures for families and adults!  

Families: We offer an intertidal explore with our marine biologist, and some beach playtime activities, like building forts and sandcastles on the beach

Adults: We offer an intertidal explore with our marine biologist, and a birdwatching session

Each session is 1.5 hours long, with varying start times centered around low tide. Sessions are offered at Ambleside beach and Dundarave beach. 

July

Saturday 10 – Ambleside

session 1: 11am – 12:30pm – family

session 2: 1pm – 2:30pm – adults

Sunday 11 – Ambleside

session 1: 11:30am – 1pm – family

session 2: 1:30pm – 3pm – family

Saturday 24 – Dundarave

session 1: 10:45am – 12:15pm – adults

session 2: 12:45pm – 2:15pm – family

Sunday 25 – Dundarave

session 1: 11:30am – 1pm – family

session 2: 1:30pm – 3pm – family

August

Saturday 7 – Ambleside

session 1: 10am – 11:30am – family

session 2: 12pm – 1:30pm – family

Sunday 8 – Ambleside

session 1: 10:45am – 12:15pm – family

session 2: 12:45pm – 2:15pm – adults

Saturday 21 – Dundarave

session 1: 9:45am – 11:15am – family

session 2: 11:45am – 1:15pm – family

Sunday 22 – Dundarave

session 1: 10:30am – 12pm – adults

session 2: 12:30pm – 2pm – family

September

Saturday 4 – Ambleside

session 1: 8:45am – 10:15am – family

session 2: 10:45am – 12:15pm – adults

Sunday 5 – Ambleside

session 1: 9:30am – 11am – family

session 2: 11:30am – 1pm – family

Saturday 18 – Dundarave

session 1: 8:45am – 10:15am – adults

session 2: 10:45am – 12:15pm – family

Sunday 19 – Dundarave

session 1: 9:30am – 11am – family

session 2: 11:30am – 1pm – family


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Kelsey Gil – Marine Biologist

Kelsey is a researcher at the University of British Columbia where she studies the internal anatomy and biomechanics of whales. She has been passionate about the ocean and marine life for as long as she can remember, despite growing up in the prairies. In her journey to study marine life, Kelsey completed a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in animal biology and studied at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre where her love for all marine life – big and small, continued to grow. She obtained her Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia where her whale research began. Kelsey has recognized that the most important thing she can do to help our oceans is share her knowledge to help educate people about how important our oceans and all of their inhabitants are, to demonstrate how much we stand to lose if we don’t take action.