Campbell River’s Discovery Passage Aquarium has partnered with School District 72 to provide all students with free passes to experience and learn about the region’s sea creatures.
“We are excited for all students to get some hands-on experience and knowledge at the Aquarium, it is such a great asset for Campbell River”, says Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick.
The more than 4,000 passes allow a free visit to the aquarium and were handed out by the teachers.
The aquarium got a good start into the season mid May, and hundreds of people came out to see it on Oceans Day.
“Our staff and volunteers are happy to share our knowledge about our magnificent marine life with students and their families,” says Mark Wunsch, president of the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society the charity runs the Aquarium.
Animals on display reach from colourful anemones and magic sea pens to the charismatic Red Irish Lord (a big sculpin), chinook smolts and a cute young Pacific giant octopus.
The aquarium is located right at the Fishing Pier and open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until the end of September.
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