The Marine Mammal Summer Camp is a 10-day overnight camp for campers ages 14 – 17 that is hosted by the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary's University, Halifax and the Canadian Whale. During this camp, campers are introduced to the exciting world of marine mammal conservation and research.
Camp begins at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where campers work together to explore the biology and evolution of marine mammals using surveys, photo-identification, acoustic monitoring, DNA analysis, examination of marine mammal skeletons, and more!
A few days into camp, they travel to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, and participate in the daily operations of scientific fieldwork and field-camp life. There we'll meet with marine mammal scientists and local fishermen, and conduct ocean-based and on-shore surveys for marine mammals.
The camp runs in August of each year. For information on upcoming camps and to obtain an application form through Saint Mary’s University, please check here.