summer camps

Fun with the Stanley Park Eco Camps!

On Monday and Thursday, Ripple Coast hit the coast - well, the beach at Stanley Park- in partnership with the Stanley Park Eco Camps . On Monday we spoke about marine animals and on Thursday we talked about plastic pollution, finishing off with a beach clean up. Nice teamwork!

I sea a sea star!

I sea a sea star!

In just an hour we ended up with a heavy garbage bag of trash. It was like a treasure hunt, but for trash. A flash of blue there, a flash of green there - sea glass everywhere. We also found an old toy car and other strange discarded items that had us questioning how they got there.

Did you know it takes 10-20 years for a forgotten wool sock to disintegrate in the ocean?

Plastic bottles take a whopping 450 years. And -do you believe it - 600 years for fishing line!

Clare showing the kids how to do what she loves most - looking for cute critters!

Clare showing the kids how to do what she loves most - looking for cute critters!

We love collaborating with other like minded conservation organizations and working with bright young minds! We can’t wait to host our next event. We have more events coming up in August - stay tuned!

Team Ripple Coast

Meet Our Instructors!

Wondering who will be teaching this summer at our adventure camps or leading our interpretive walks? We caught up with our summer staff to ask them a few questions! Here’s what they said…

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Clare

What is your favourite animal?

This is a very tricky question as I love so many animals! One of my favourites though is a Northern Flying Squirrel. They are nocturnal animals but I was lucky enough to work with them last summer at a wildlife rehabilitation center. They are soft, gentle and can be funny - what's not to love!

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I hope to see more wildlife that is unique to British Columbia! Please tell the orcas to come swimming by!

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Emily

What is your favourite animal?

I love birds! I think owls have to be my favourite - who doesn’t want to be able to fly, have night vision and have you ever seen an owl’s legs? They’re super long! Plus they’re adorable.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I’m most excited connect with people on a deeper level by talking about conservation! And of course the mountains are calling.

 
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This is Ivona! You’ll be learning more about her as the summer goes on…! In the meantime, she loves marine animals and a good craft.