More fin-tastic events coming June 2023!
🧘🏾♀️ YOGA IN THE PARK! 🧘🏼♂️
On Thursday August 24th at 5:30pm, Estelle Thomson joined us at the Back to the Sea Centre to teach a lovely yoga class right by the canal!
We had a great time and beautiful weather. Thanks to all participants who donated to attend and help us purchase our touch tanks!
The Back to the Sea Centre will have its soft opening on July 8th!
While we are still waiting to collect our animals and ensure they have proper water conditions in their tanks, we will have many variety of seaweeds to touch and learn about. Our kids corner will also be up and running with activities and specimens for little ones and adults alike to explore. Plus we'll have the start of our new surprise addition to the Centre!
Come visit us the weekend of July 8th and you’ll receive a special discount of $5 off our season passes. Entrance will be by donation.
We hope to sea you here opening day!
We had a great time on our explorative walk along Regatta Point Walkway's rocky coast! We saw many different organisms, discussed invasive species, and learned about how different animals have adapted to life in the intertidal zone.
Check out Tidal Trekkers page or contact email@example.com for more info on when our next outings will be!
We had a whale of a good time at our Tidal Trekkers & Clean Up event with our friends from Scotian Shores! We discovered lots of animals along the shoreline at Point Pleasant Park, picked up some trash, and fun was had by all participants. A big thanks goes out to our sponsor, Deloitte for making this event possible.
7 speakers, 5 minutes each, infinite ocean fun!
To celebrate the end of our Making Waves fundraiser, we invited you to join our online event, A, B, Seas on Thursday, May 27th, at 8pm AST!
Curious attendees joined this virtual evening of ocean science talks and learned some fin-tastic ocean science facts!
We were so happy to sea you there!
Ruby Banwait - Blue Mind Concept
Kaitlin Burek - Kelp and Algae
Lauren Farley - Sharks
Sonya Lee - Science Communication
Sarah McComb-Turbitt - Penguins
Leah Robertson - Deep Sea Sponges
Sarah Vokey - Volcanoes
We got fish-ical! 🐟 💪
Thank you to everybody who participated in our online Zoom fitness class on Sunday, March 7th, run by personal trainer Torrie Borland Fitness. We got our blood pumping for a good cause!
Tickets were available for a minimum donation of $5.
We're glad we saw you there!
All those making a donation of $20 or more received a charitable tax receipt.
We partnered with our Mini Sister, the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, to launch a virtual race. The Sand Dollar Shuffle invited you to travel from Dartmouth, NS, all the way to Petty Harbour, NL. Do it by cycling, walking, canoeing - any physical activity counts!
The reward, other than feeling claw-some about yourself, was a beautiful, environmentally friendly medallion made with locally sourced Canadian wood.
Join Back to the Sea Society for an underwater cleanup event!
Help remove trash from the Atlantic Ocean while SCUBA diving to restore important habitat.
The meeting location will be at:
Boutiliers Point Wharf, South Shore NS
Free air fills or 50% off rentals in partnership with Torpedo Rays!
Registration is free!
Each participant is asked to fundraise a minimum of $100. We'll help you set up your fundraising page through Canada Helps. Then all that's left is to reach out to your networks!
We brought along a couple touch tanks to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup show people the local marine life they are helping when picking up litter. This was a great event put on by WWF-Canada and the Clean Foundation. Thank you to Develop Nova Scotia for sponsoring our touch tank portion of the event.
Oceans Week HFX - June 2nd - 11th
Halifax does more than celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, it turns it into a full week of celebration!
We attended two events for the 2017 Oceans Week HFX.The Ocean and You kicked off the week at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and we wrapped everything up at the Discovery Centre for An Ocean of Discovery.
Thank you to Good Robot Brewing for donating $1 of every pint sold that day to the Back to the Sea Society!
Our team had a great time hosting a touch tank and fun games that helped us raise more funds.
Thank you to our in kind prize donors: Bad Mouth Soaps, Black Market Boutique, Earth Elementals Soap, Freeman's Little New York, Gift Market, Nova Scotia Fisherman, and Off Beet Farm.
We had a Back to the Sea booth at the 24th Annual Conference of the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to talk to us!
Our founder Magali was also the emcee for this conference, introducing the lineup of wonderful speakers. Dr. Megan Bailey did a wonderful keynote speech, the student poster competition showcased wonderful research and there were many interesting booth displays from NGOs and industry partners.
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
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!