Institutional Members

Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society

The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society was formed as a result of a symposium on salmon organized by the Sooke Region Historical Society in September 2002 which was held at Edward Milne Community School. Many presenters from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds of experience made contributions to the two-day program, titled SALMON: PAST–PRESENT-FUTUREMember since 2016

Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific

Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world. We believe that education is a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Our education is transformational.

The College was named in honour of the work done by the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of continuing the promotion of peace and understanding in the world. Member since 2014

Marine Education and Research Society

The Marine Education and Research Society, based in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada, was incorporated in 2010. The association was formed to bring together existing marine research and education projects as well as to provide a platform from which to conduct further work in the future.

The directors of MERS are marine biologists and educators, brought together through our work in the marine environment. While all based out of Canada’s west coast, MERS directors have worked in many countries and oceans.

To date, MERS research has been focused on projects investigating humpback and minke whales in British Columbia but has also included work on other baleen whales, as well as on killer whales in other parts of the world. MERS educational activities have included many presentations, lectures, and programs aimed towards both adults and children. Member since 2016

Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society

The mission of the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3) is to inspire children and develop their interest in science and sustainability through hands-on learning. Key to this mission is conducting community outreach through our educational programs, and building an interactive Science Centre for the central Vancouver Island region – a destination attraction where families, kids, retirees, teachers, schools and tourists will have fun playing in hands-on exhibits, questioning how things work, discovering the science behind sustainability practices, and imagining the wonders of the natural world. Member since 2016

Salish Sea Expeditions

Salish Sea Expeditions inspires youth to connect with the marine environment through boat-based scientific inquiry and hands-on learning, instilling curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking.

Salish Sea Expeditions delivers meaningful, boat-based learning experiences to students in grades 5-12, giving them the opportunity conduct real scientific research, and engage in STEM exploration and maritime skills training. Our programs offer a unique combination of powerful place-based learning and hands-exploration. Member since 2016

South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA)

South Sound Estuary Association was founded in 2007 as a result of community interest in establishing an interactive interpretive center, creating opportunities for the public to learn about estuaries, geology, natural and cultural history, marine life, and human impact on the Puget Sound (2nd largest estuary in the U.S.). The new SSEA center is visioned to be located somewhere along Budd Inlet in downtown Olympia, Washington. Member since 2011

Swan Lake Christmas Hill National Sanctuary

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems: the beautiful marshland of Swan Lake and the rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill. Both are home to an incredible array of native plants and wild animals.

The Sanctuary is a living classroom fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experiences. Educational programs for all ages encourage responsibility for the care and protection of the natural environmentMember since 2016

World Fisheries Trust

World Fisheries Trust, created in 1995, is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. It is a registered charity (#89225 2131 RR0001). It acts internationally with small-scale fisheries in Latin America and locally with environmental education including: the Seaquaria in Schools program; Gorge Waterway Nature House; and Eco Learning Hive, and community-based environmental monitoring.

We do scientific and social research, environmental education, policy development, appropriate field implementation of solutions. Our particular expertise includes bridging the divide between technical solutions and societal realities, including tools for enhancing community engagement, public awareness, and societal equity. Member since 2016

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre 

The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action.

Our promise: Engage. Amaze. Inspire. Member since 2016