24th Annual FSRS Conference - February 23rd, 2017
Come check out our Back to the Sea booth and join us at the 24th Annual Conference of the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society.
Ou founder Magali will be the emcee for this conference, introducing the lineup of wonderful speakers. There will also be a keynote from Dr. Megan Bailey, a student poster competition and booth displays from NGOs and industry partners.
Register for the conference here.
See Change Conference - May 18 - 21, 2017
Attend our presentation titled Creating Big Waves with Small Actions happening on Saturday May 20th at 11:45am.
This family-friendly conference is sure to be one to remember and we invite you to register here.
On the horizon...
Check back soon for details on other events happening in 2017, including the Sustainable Oceans Conference and more Touch Tank Days.
With Photo Galleries!
Fish out of Water Family Fun Day - December 22nd, 2016
We had a great time at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for their 2nd annual Family Fun Day.
Over 350 people came to the museum for this event!
We were there with our Touch Tanks and did special presentations in both French and English. The museum also put on other water themed activities for all to enjoy!
100 Kids Who Care Meeting - December 7th, 2016
On September 28th, we were honoured to accept a donation when the children attending the 100 Kids Who Care meeting chose Back to the Sea Society as their non-profit of choice!
To say thanks and to let the kids and parents know more about how their money will help, we presented at the December meeting.
Have a child between the ages of 5 and 14? Join the 100 Kids who Care Halifax!
The Touch Tank Days were created as a proof of concept for the proposed Back to the Sea Aquarium and a way for us to begin our ocean education mandate. They were an opportunity for children and families to interact with local marine invertebrates and learn more about our ocean! We want to get people talking about the Back to the Sea Aquarium project and about ocean conservation.
We hosted seven Touch Tanks Days during which we saw over 1500 visitors!
Thank you to everyone who came out to see us and meet our local marine animals!
See our photo galleries below, or visit our Facebook page for more pictures.
Thank you to our sponsors!
This event series was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Image Salon and Eyes on Optometry Group.
Photos by the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
We would also like to thank Greg and Catherine Sheffer, Scott and Jenna Sheffer, Dalhousie University and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography with special thanks to Paul Fraser.
Touch Tank Days in Fisherman's Cove
Hope for Wildlife Open House
You, Me and the Sea part of the Sustainabe Oceans Conference
Ocean Literacy Conference 2016: Ocean Optimism
Founder of the Back to the Sea Society, Magali, led a workshop at this conference hosted by the Canadian Network for Ocean Education. Read her article about the conference in the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society's Summer 2016 Newsletter.
Thank you those who participated in the workshop and to Kiley Best for her help!