This World Oceans Day join Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Hanke and Invertebrates Collections Manager Heidi Gartner, as they conduct a beach seine at Willows Beach. Friends of Uplands Park will join us too! In the past we've caught more than 20 species of fishes, along with crabs, shrimp and other invertebrates (animals without backbones). What will we discover this year? Everyone will get an up-close look at what lives beneath the waves.
Meet at Willows Beach in Oak Bay. From Estevan, turn left onto Esplanade and drive towards the north end of the beach. Park on the right near the large white Royal BC Museum van.
Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.
Please be advised that the Royal BC Museum will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate.