Members of the Admiral Yanow Navy League Cadets get a close look at a creature from a touch tank during a tour of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station near Bowser. Two events for kids are coming up at the field station in March, with the first taking place March 3. — NEWS file photo

Sea science learning opportunities coming to Deep Bay

VIU’s Marine Field Station hosting Maker Day and pirate camp

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:

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

— NEWS staff and VIU submission

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