The Wonders of the Salish Sea is an environmental adult education program in Vancouver, BC designed to awaken a sense of wonder and foster a deep connection in the Salish Sea ecosystem, the place we call home.

The Salish Sea is one of the largest inland seas in the world. Discover the wonders of this uniquely biodiverse, yet fragile, marine ecosystem with the guidance of local marine scientists, naturalists, and environmentalists.

The spring 2020 session of the Wonders of the Salish Sea is open for registration!
Register here.

Location: Douglas Park Community Centre
Time and dates: Monday evenings 6:45 to 9 pm, April 6 to May 11 (No class April 13)
Weekend outdoor excursions will be on April 25,10:00 to 12 noon; and May 9 1:00 to 3:00 PM & possibly May 10, 1:30 to 3:30, depending on registration numbers.
Cost: $50 for the entire course
Ages: 17 years and older, or by request.

Topics covered in the 2020 program will be Oceanography, Plankton Dynamics, Poems and Stories about living by the Fraser River, Whales in an Ocean of Change, Sea Birds, Seaweeds, Intertidal Biology and Ecology, Proactive Solutions to Climate Change and Marine Conservation, and more. The complete schedule will be posted in March.


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The Wonders of the Salish Sea program takes place on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh Nations.

Photos courtesy of Susan Banjavich and Heather Wardle