Ocean Bridge Volunteer- Jake Young
Jake Young is a youth volunteer with Ocean Bridge. Jake shares his love of sharks with fun facts and a fun hat! Watch and let us know what’s your favourite shark fact?!
Ocean Bridge Volunteer- Bryden Bone
Bryden Bone is a biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and he is a #OceanBridge Ambassador. Watch Bryden explain the fascinating world of octopuses (yes it is octopuses, not octopi, Bryden explains more). This video has beautiful underwater filming with lots of colours and colourful facts about a very curious creature.
Discovery Centre’s Leah teaches us about blubber and how it keeps animals warm!
Mi'kmaw Conservation Group
The Mi’kmaw Conservation Group shares their Mainland Mi’kmaq Marine Mammal Conservation Program. Read their blog post to find out more about the program and learn about what organizations are doing in Atlantic Canada to protect our marine mammals!
Discovery Centre- Natalie Quathamer
Join the Discovery Centre’s Science Educator, Natalie, in our virtual shoreline clean-up as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Share your videos and pictures of you cleaning up your shoreline to our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Discovery Centre- Zabrina Prescott
We shape nature, and nature shapes our lives, too! Without glaciers clearing away sediment to make a naturally deep harbour (and leaving behind a few drumlins like George’s Island and Citadel Hill), Halifax wouldn’t be the major shipping and “trains”portation port that it is today and has been for hundreds of years!
Discovery Centre- Sarah Kingsbury
Freshwater ecosystems such as the Shubenacadie Watershed, play an important role in ocean ecosystems. Some oceans species use freshwater habitats to lay eggs, raise their young, as breeding sites, or feeding grounds. This is one of the many reasons that freshwater needs to be protected too! Think about all the rivers that you know about, how many of those connect to the ocean? Amazing isn’t it? Everything is connected in some way, the garbage that is thrown into the river could end up in the ocean (although it’s not great for the river either)!! This Oceans Week, help us clean up our oceans and rivers.