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May 2017

VSB Sustainability Conference

May 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Eric Hamber Secondary School, 5025 Willow St
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3S1 Canada
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The VSB will be hosting its fifth district-wide Sustainability Conference this year on May 5th, 2017 at Eric Hamber Secondary. The day will include keynote speakers, two workshops sessions, a zero-waste lunch, a NGO Fair and Networking & School Planning sessions. The Conference welcomes students, teachers, administrators, and PAC members from all 18 Vancouver secondary schools, as well as board staff and trustees, out-of-district attendees, and elementary school teachers. Building upon the successes of past conferences, VSBSC 2017 hopes to:…

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June 2017

World Oceans Day Celebration

June 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Fisherman’s Wharf, 21 Erie Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Y4 Canada
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The goal of this annual event is to educate the public about the diversity and importance of marine life in the Salish Sea, and to raise funds to support local marine conservation efforts. This year, we are encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.

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July 2017

International Save the Vaquita Day 2017

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

The first Saturday after the 4th of July has been designated as International Save the Vaquita Day. This is intended to be an annual event with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe direct the attention of people to the plight of this tiny porpoise species, and what needs to be done to save it from extinction. There are booths, games, music, free prizes,…

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November 2017

25th Annual B.C. Marine Mammal Symposium

November 25, 2017
University of British Columbia, Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Free

Join the University of British Columbia's Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory for presentations as well as discussion on issues that concern us all. This meeting is open to students, researchers, educators, businesses and others involved with marine mammals. Anyone in one or more of these categories is welcome to attend. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtoEaTNkAfY Porpoise Conservation Society president Dr. Anna Hall will talk about her trip to Mexico and VaquitaCPR's one-month mission to save the…

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April 2018

2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

April 4, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest most comprehensive event of its kind in the region. The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community and business leaders, policy makers, educators, and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. The Porpoise Conservation Society is partnering with Pacific Mammal Research in Washington…

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June 2018

World Oceans Day at Fisherman’s Wharf

June 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Fisherman’s Wharf, 21 Erie Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Y4 Canada
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"On Sunday, June 10, bring the family to Fisherman's Wharf to learn all about the Salish Sea. Talk to a wide variety of research, education and conservation organizations, learn about your own impact, and find out what you can do get involved, reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue. There will be plenty of activities for all ages!" We will participate with our own booth to talk about porpoises in the Salish Sea (and elsewhere). Come join us!

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July 2018

International Save the Vaquita Day

July 7, 2018

The first Saturday after the 4th of July has been designated as International Save the Vaquita Day. This is intended to be an annual event with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe direct the attention of people to the plight of this tiny porpoise species, and what needs to be done to save it from extinction. There are booths, games, music, free prizes,…

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November 2018

26th Annual B.C. Marine Mammal Symposium

November 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm PST
University of British Columbia, Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyGB1m2DxTo Join the University of British Columbia's Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory for presentations as well as discussion on issues that concern us all. This meeting is open to students, researchers, educators, businesses and others involved with marine mammals. Anyone in one or more of these categories is welcome to attend. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube. Please register on Eventbrite or email bc.symposium@oceans.ubc.ca before November 19, 2018, to indicate that you plan to attend. Lunch and refreshments…

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May 2019

International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise

May 19

In 2002, the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (UNEP/ASCOBANS) declared the third Sunday in May of each year as the “International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise” (IDBHP) in order to raise awareness of the critical situation for populations of the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): the only species of cetacean native to the Baltic Sea. Several studies have recently confirmed that only few of these animals can still…

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July 2019

International Save the Vaquita Day

July 6

What is International Save the Vaquita Day? International Save the Vaquita Day is intended to be an annual event similar to Earth Day, but with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe direct the attention of people to the plight of this tiny porpoise species, and what needs to be done to save it from extinction. There are booths, games, music, free prizes, educational…

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