Immerse yourself in the world of harbor seals, humpback whales, grey whales, Orcas, Dall’s porpoises and California sea lions that converge each summer on the B.C. coastline.
Join a group of fellow naturalists-in-training to study marine mammals in their natural habitats. Live and work at the renowned Salmon Coast Field Station and carry out your own research projects under the eye of professional marine mammal scientists and naturalists. As your knowledge base deepens, your thirst for even greater adventures continues. Sea kayak in remote waters and explore the diversity and abundance of mammals that exist here. Plus, volunteer at the Whale Interpretive Center.
“The small group size was one of the best features of a program of this nature and the group dynamics were perfect!” — Susan Herlong, Sullivans Island, SC
Earn three Marine Science college credits through Lesley University. What’s more, carry out your own research alongside professional Bamfield scientists. Assist with Whale behavior research, tracking and data collection.
Three marine science college credits through Lesley University
10 hours of community service
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Community Service & College Credit
- 10 Hours
- 3 Credits
- Earn 3 college Marine Science credits through Lesley University
- Study orcas, whales, dolphins in their natural environment
- Live and study at the Salmon Coast Field Station
- Carry out your own research alongside Bamfield scientists
- Assist with Whale behavior research, tracking and data collection
- Kayak the Barkley Sound and Johnstone Strait
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- Experience Required
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school Graduate
- High school or college Biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago
- Campbell River
- Deer Island Group
- Johnstone Strait
- Telegraph Cove