For those ready to learn about the sea, the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station has a couple opportunities coming up for kids.
A Maker Day event is being held this weekend at the field station, 370 Crome Point Rd.
Made for kids in Grades 4-8, the Maker Day, presented by Vancouver Island University and Science Venture, attendees will design solutions to problems facing the Pacific Ocean using robotics and coding.
Running from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, the event is free, but attendees must register at the following link: www.scienceventure.ca/upcoming-events/.
Later this March, the field station will hold a Spring into Pirate Camp for children from seven to 12 years of age.
Taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from March 26-29, the camp introduces kids to the science of the seas through pirate-based games and activities including nature walks, beach exploration and experiments.
Cost for the camp is $144. For more info, go to ca.apm.activecommunities.com/rdnrecreation/Activity_Search/spring-break-spring-into-pirate-camp-7-12yrs/3426.
— NEWS staff and VIU submission