The Back to the Sea Centre is now closed for the season
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Since 2017, Back to the Sea has hosted over 15,500 visitors to the Touch Tank Hut, a seasonally operated miniature marine interpretive centre on the Dartmouth waterfront with a collect-hold-and-release philosophy. With the help of local scientific divers, we collect maritime species. We then hold them throughout the summer at our Touch Tank Hut open for visitors and release them Back to the Sea at the end of the season at our annual release party!
Back to the Sea believes in hands-on learning, bringing the ocean to eye level. We do this to spark curiosity and inspire a desire to protect the ocean. Through our educational programming at the Back to the Sea Centre; our events like Tidal Trekkers, our annual Back to the Sea release party, and shoreline cleanups; and our online presence through socials and newsletters, we provide an opportunity for the young, the old, and everyone in between to get to know the ocean.