Marine resources

CaNOE (Canadian Network for Oceans Education)

An up-to-date online curated educational resources library for learning about the ocean: 

DFO: Stream to Sea Program

Offers a variety of beginner to advanced activities and lessons that can be downloaded (in French and English) to help students learn to become aquatic stewards:

Ocean Networks Canada

Provides continuous live ocean video feeds and a diverse selection of ocean science course offerings. Includes something for everyone, such as crafts and activities co-created with Girl Guides Canada:

Ocean School

Canadian online program to learn more about the ocean. Interactive activities and lessons (with weekly themes) offered (in English and French):

Ocean Wise: Ocean Action

Self-paced online program using special pre-recorded videos and an online classroom to teach about ocean stewardship by inspiring curiosity. Includes weekly expert videos, an online specialist to connect to for live Q&A’s, and a network for students across the province, Ocean Wise experts, and Return It leaders to connect:

Pacific Wild: Marine Protection Education Hub

An informative hub for learning about marine life, Indigenous Nations, conservation issues, and marine protection along the coast of BC:

SeaDoc Society: Junior Sea Doctors

An interactive website to explore the Salish Sea, with marine curriculum and educational resources for kids (including a Salish Sea Heroes section showcasing educational and inspiring stewardship action videos and 2 Tedx videos composed by students from BC):

Whales in our Waters:

Free BC marine mammal ID online course for mariners to recognize local whales. Includes suggested navigation strategies when encountering whales along the Pacific Northwest Coast:


The North Coast Ecology Centre Society aims to create a permanent education centre in Prince Rupert that highlights the region’s ecological richness.

Website photos by Megan Baker, Brandon Broderick, Caitlin Birdsall, Chloe Hahn.

North Coast Ecology Centre Society. 2103 Seal Cove Circle, Prince Rupert, BC.