Summer Camps at Deep Bay Marine Field Station!

Interested in Marine Biology? We have four weeks of science-based summer camps this July and August. We have some tasty treats, messy experiments and aquatic based activities planned. Space is limited, register early with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Register for one day or for the whole week $55/1 or $250/week

See below for more information.


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RDN Active Living Guide 

Setting up for Art Show this week!

set up

A busy day here today as Art & Design students get ready for “EXPLORATIONS” the BA Visual Arts Graduating Exhibition 2013. Opening reception is this Saturday, 1pm – 4pm. Art will remain on display at the station until Apr 30th…Come check it out! Read the rest of this entry »

New Shaw Cable Video

Shaw TV Nanaimo produced a new video documentary (embedded below) about the Field Station which aired this week on “The Daily” – Channel 4.  Click to play

Construction Update 10.05.05

Front 10.05.05
Great spring weather as final structural components are finished and more site work begins. New civil contractor (AJ Project Management from Bowser) joins Mechanical (Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating) and Electrical (Tyee Electric) crews on site. More photos follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Nanaimo Daily News 10.04.06

We made the Front Page (and page 5) of the Nanaimo Daily News today.  The web version is available here:  Hopes High for BC Shellfish Culture Industry

Construction Update 09.11.26

Some photos of construction taken during today’s site meetings.
The view everyone is going to get from the public areas which go right above these two rooms.  That’s Mt. Washington in the distance.

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Virtual Walk-through

John Hemsworth and colleagues at Mcfarland Marceau Architects took their working Google Sketchup model of the new Field Station building and did up a virtual tour which we had running at our oyster bar at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Summit this week.   Thanks to VIU Communications who converted it and put it up on Youtube for everyone else to enjoy.

The photos around the model show the actual views and location of the new building in relation to the site and Baynes Sound.  After viewing the building from the water, you spin around and enter through the front door, through the public areas, down to the lab viewing mezzanine levels and then down to the research level.  Hopefully on the next iteration, we will have more of the landscaping in as this one doesn’t show any of the trees on site