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Citizen Scientist Marine Cruise

September 17, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am ADT

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One event on September 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm

This fan favourite Huntsman Marine Experience™ provides hands-on learning focused on mid-water and seafloor marine life within the Bay of Fundy…


3 hours


Today, many of our education programs discover the remarkable marine life living in one of the world’s most biologically productive ecosystems – the Bay of Fundy – aboard the Huntsman research vessel Fundy Spray. Join Huntsman educators on this unique 3-hour experience modeled closely on our education programming success. During this experience, you will help collect live animal samples and oceanography data that are used to assess local environmental changes. Our Huntsman educators will need your help setting the plankton nets to catch microscopic plants and animals that form the base of most marine food chains. We will lower the invertebrate drag to bring animals from the seafloor community to the surface to have a deeper understanding of the Bay of Fundy. Once we return to the Huntsman, the experience will continue in the teaching lab, where you will have the opportunity to use microscopes and take a closer look at the marine life living in the Bay of Fundy.

Experience Information

Meeting Point: Huntsman Marine Experiences TM building
Address: 6 King Street, St. Andrews, NB
Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of your tour.

After a short introduction, we will walk as a group down St. Andrews Market Wharf to board Huntsman’s Research Vessel the Fundy Spray.

Once we return from our voyage, we will travel independently (own vehicles) to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre campus (5-minute drive) where we will take a closer look at what we collected in the Teaching Lab.

Second Meeting Point: Huntsman Marine Science Centre – UNB Teaching Lab, Building 25, ramp entrance
Address: 1 Lower Campus Road, St. Andrews, NB

Additional Information

  • COVID-19 update available online:
  • 10% discount for families (If booking a family of 2 adults and 2 or more children, please contact us directly after your booking in order to have the 10% family discount applied.)
  • 15% discount for members (discounts cannot be combined)
  • Moderate activity level
  • Must be 10yrs +
  • All children must be accompanied by a paying adult (18yrs +).
  • Includes full-day admission pass to the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, which can be used when open, Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is a registered charity in Canada with a mission to inspire ocean stewardship through educational experiences and advance collaborative marine research. Our charitable status grants GST/HST exemption on educational programs, experiences, workshops and research services to support our mission.