Here at SOAR we are passionate about increasing ocean literacy for all ages. Big dream vision includes ocean science day camps (for kids through adults), and an interactive visitor and education center where folks can come and get hands on with science and have their hearts and minds expanded by the many marvels of the sea.
We celebrate that learning is a lifelong process and it is our hope and goal that our resources pass along not only knowledge but a passion for exploration and sense of wonder and awe.
Collaboration is a foundational value at SOAR, and we are thrilled to partner with other organizations, such as the incredible folks from SuperNova at Dalhousie University to create relevant, fun, and interactive material to be used in a variety of learning settings.
Do you have a group or organization that you think would love to collaborate and create some oceanographic learning magic? Please click the button below to contact us and get the ball rolling.
Also, a part of omnidirectional knowledge sharing (that's a fancy way of saying we love learning through receiving and transmitting information in all directions) and learning we are conducting a survey to help scope new research questions. Please take a moment to fill one out HERE!
Whale Tails and Other Stories of the Outer Bay of Fundy is a collaborative compilation of first hand experience, stories, and animal facts partnered with gorgeous photos and inspired local art. This unique combination not only conveys a wealth of information on some of the incredible creatures found in our waters, but it also explores the emotional aspects and intimacy possible in the human-ocean relationship. Our vision is for this to continually evolve, allowing us to add in new stories, wisdom, and species as time goes along.
We are so excited to make this resource available for free online here, and a first print available later in 2021.
This summer we dipped our toes into the world of live streaming through Creature Features which provide an introduction to some of the animals we find in here in the Outer Bay of Fundy. Our videos to date have been created with multi generational learning in mind, they are goofy enough to make you giggle and chock full of facts to interest all ages.
Creature Features can be accessed through our Facebook page. We appreciate your patience as we negotiate the learning curve that FB Live along with screen sharing presented us with, each week seemed to have its own challenge, we're always learning too! We'll take these lessons forward so the next season of Creature Features is even better.