The Learning and Engagement Team

The Learning and Engagement team works to develop educational resources about ocean science for students, educators, and the public. The video, photos, audio, and oceanographic sensor data collected by Ocean Networks Canada are valuable learning tools that can be used for classroom activities and labs at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. One of our highlighted projects is Ocean Alive, whose television episodes and associated classroom resources promote ocean literacy, and aim to educate students, and the broader public, about ocean science and the research being facilitated by Ocean Networks Canada.

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Discover exciting opportunities including co-ops, internships, networking and professional development, student groups and more. Learn how to access and use data for your research projects. 
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Sights & Sounds

Visit our Sights & Sounds page for images, maps, video and audio clips as well as live video and audio channels.

Latest Posts on our Learning Blog

Visit the Campbell River Community Observatory page.
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ONC was thrilled to return to the northern British Columbia coast for the 57th annual All Native Basketball Tournament and weeklong celebration of sport and culture.
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ONC's Indigenous outreach team recently visited Vancouver Island's Nuu-chah-nulth Territory and the City of Port Alberni, to introduce the latest proposed community observatory site in ONC’s Smart Ocean Systems™ project.
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Teaching Resources

Ocean Sense

The Ocean Sense education program uses data and resources from Ocean Networks Canada's coastal and deep-sea observatories to provide a unique platform for learners and educators to dive into the ocean and explore the world beneath the waves.

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Resources & Lesson Plans

Shouting Whales LessonsThis package is intended to allow teachers to “plug in and play” an introductory inquiry unit in marine science, specifically in the fields of marine biology and acoustics.

In this lesson, students explore how observatories contribute to science.

In this lesson, students explore how to use data, and how to think critically about how data are used to reach conclusions.


Educators, participate firsthand in marine science and technology from shore or at sea during our research expeditions!
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Educator Opportunities

Currently available opportunities for both educators and their students.
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Citizen Science

Anyone can be a citizen scientist for Ocean Networks Canada. We invite you to help us study the oceans.
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Speakers Bureau

The University of Victoria Speakers Bureau is a free community service provided by volunteer speakers from the university community. 

Earth & Oceans talks