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.
We’re looking forward to offering more explorations next summer.
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.