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Natural History Museum: Hornby’s Intertidal Biology
August 4, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm$10 – $20
Friday, August 4th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.
We will meet at a beach north of Whaling Station beach to discuss the magic of tides and the marvelous biology exposed as the tide recedes. Your hosts will encourage you to explore rocky outcrops, dig in muddy hollows and turn over rocks to learn about the unique life forms that frequent the ocean fringes. The time will be spent talking and exploring this part of our island and encouraging participants to challenge the hosts with questions related to the plants and animals they discover.
Steve Macdonald has been a summer visitor to Hornby Island since 1964 and his family has had a cabin on Hornby since 1970. He will be joined on this beach walk with two old friends, Melanie Quenneville and Bill Roland who met at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and have been walking between Pacific tides for many years. All have graduate degrees in marine biology ranging from fish biology to seaweed physiology and ecology, and have working experience ranging from fisheries to shellfish aquaculture to phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy.
Cost: Sliding scale: $10 – $20 for adults. Children attend free. Ages 7 and older.
Maximum: 12 people per walk
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