Plastic Pollution Education • Wildlife Excursions • Hot Springs • Campfires • Sustainability Talks • Surfing Lessons • And More!
Join us on an adventure to the Tofino region of British Columbia’s majestic Vancouver Island. It’s five days of exploration and education, led by Plastic Oceans Canada and Surfrider Foundation, with the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve as the backdrop. Partners include Parks Canada and Cedar Coast Field Station.
Depart Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (Subject to Change)
Pick up from Tofino (3 trips)
Orientation, unpack, settle in
Sustainability talk and tour / Introduction to research projects at Cedar Coast Field Station (1-2hr)
Evening movie screening from Plastic Oceans on solutions to waste plastic
Microplastics survey @ Keltsmaht Beach – Facilitated by Cedar Coast Field Station staff (3 hr)
Split into 3 groups and rotate between:
Plankton tow and microscope analysis
Biodiversity survey Stream-keeping and Freshwater invertebrates
Day trip to Hot-springs Cove
Wildlife viewing, naturalist tour
Lunch on boat
Evening Discussion on ocean currents, how plastic travels through the sea with tide/wind/current
Depart to Tofino
Surf Lesson with Pacific Surf School
Lunch at the beach
Presentation from Surfrider Pacific Rim on local action and plastic minimization programs
Pick-up from Tofino
Evening discussion on how waves are made and how ocean swells contribute to plastic traveling in the ocean.
Depart Cedar Coast Field Station
Parks Canada excursion in Pacific Rim National Park with Interpreter. (2.5 hr)
Lunch at Green Point
Depart for Ferry
Arrive Tsawwassen ferry terminal 8:00 p.m. Subject to Change
Early Bird: $1,400 USD (full payment by Jan 1, 2020)
Regular: $1,600 USD (full payment after Jan 1, 2020, due 3 months prior to start date of trip)
$500 USD down payment to reserve your trip
Fundraising and incentive packages available through Plastic Oceans.