COVID 19 Update: February, 2021. Please check this website for information about future dates for the Wonders of the Salish Sea program.

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.

Wonders of Salish Sea 2020: Cancelled.
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.
Cost: $50 for the entire course
Ages: 17 years and older, or by request.

Topics covered in the 2020 program will be Oceanography 101, Plankton Dynamics, Poems and Stories of living along the Fraser River, The  Return of the Humpbacks, Sea Birds, Seaweeds, Intertidal Biology and Ecology, Proactive Solutions to Climate Change and Marine Conservation, BC’s Changing Seafood Industry, and more. Field trips are: a low tide beach walk and a tour along Lynn Creek.


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