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 Field Study at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

On April 8 (2016), 29 of Magee's Science 11 students will be travelling to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  We will spend the next three days engaged in biology, physics and chemistry experiments about the environment surrounding the research centre.  There will be opportunites to explore the coastline, to hike in the forest, and to travel out to one of the nearby islands to study the flora and fauna there.

Follow this link to see pictures and details about the programs offered at Bamfield:

link to Bamfield Centre

Our first day out will be busy and exciting:

          6:30 am - Bus departs Magee Secondary School

          7:30 am - Bus arrives at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

          8:30 am - Ferry departs for Departure Bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo

          10:15 am - Ferry arrives in Nanaimo.  Transfer to Forest Transport Services coach bus

           4:00 pm - Arrive in Bamfield; settle into dorms, put away gear

           5:30 pm - Dinner in Bamfield cafeteria; meet Bamfield staff; orientation, emergency information, ground rules

           7:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Evening events

           11:00 pm - Bedtime


The next three days will be filled with activities.  See our April 2016 itinerary:


Remember to pack: 
     a bagged lunch for Friday's journey
     some healthy snacks for between meals (optional)
     a sleeping bag and pillow
     personal items (towel, toothbrush, shampoo, etc)
     extra socks!
     a daypack for carrying small items while we are out hiking
     a drybag for keeping papers and cameras, etc, dry
     a water bottle
     layers of warm clothes
     waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and footwear

You will need a backpack for carrying your belongings.  A suitcase with wheels will not be suitable because all of the pathways at Bamfield are gravel.u will need a backpack to carry all of the above.  A suitcase with wheels will not work in Bamfield; all the paths are gravel.
We will return to Vancouver on Tuesday, April 12.  We expect to arrive at Magee by 7:30 pm.  Stay tuned for pictures when we get back!


Here is the link to the photos from our April 2015 trip:   Bamfield Photos 2015​​​​​​​​