Life in the Oceans

COVID-19 Update

This field school has been cancelled in response to COVID – 19. If you are currently registered, your instructor will notify you of this change. Questions can also be directed to Titi Kunkel at

Life in the oceans

NEW! A journey that will take you from inter-tidal zones to the wide-open ocean to witness the range of life in between.

Explore coastlines and estuarine regions of northern BC to understand the complex interaction of local ecosystems. Study abiotic factors, primary producers and top predators of our local oceans.

Life in the oceans combines biological oceanography and ecology in this two-week intensive field course. Camp overnight on Lucy Island where our region’s most active seabird colony is located. Hop on our research boat to perform coastal plankton trawls and explore the intertidal zone on a kayak. We will investigate a mysterious epidemic which has been known to decimate sea stars.

Courses | 6 credits

  • OCGY 209 - Introduction to Biological Oceanography
  • BIOL 211 - Principles of Ecology


Admission requirements

Dates and locations

Apr 26 – May 6, 2020 *Cancelled

June 3 student presentations 

  • Prince Rupert

Program fees

Fees to be determined