ETHOS Beach Walk and Seining

This FREE activity is perfect for residents and visitors to our Oceanside area. Come on out and join the fun, learn to identify the different species collected and then released during our beach walk and seining program. We’ll start at the MAC with a classroom activity then a short walk to Parksville Beach where you’ll help with the collection of unique species of ocean wildlife. This bioinventory connects us to the remarkable diversity of plants and animals who share our Oceanside region. You might see Pipefish, Staghorn and Buffalo Sculpin, juvenile Flatfish, Midshipmen, Kelp Crab, Kelp Greenling, Sandlance, Shiner Perch, Ghost Shrimp, and even some of what we were looking for – salmon smolts – and more!

Seining Instructor: Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

Beach Walk Instructor: Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

Choose from these dates and times:

  • Tues Aug 6 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Tues Aug 13 10am-noon
  • Tues Aug 20 1:00-3:00 pm

Meet at the McMillan Arts Centre, then a short walk to Parksville Beach

All ages, families welcome!

FREE, pre-registration required

Register online here, in person at MAC, or call 250-248-8185