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Summer 2020 Newsletter
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What did the beach say to the ocean as the tide came in?
Long time no sea!


This edition of Water We Up To is clam-packed with updates on the exciting, educational oppor-tuna-ties we've got for you.

Tidal Trekkers
Sand Dollar Shuffle
Holy Mackerel - Blog Post
Shell & Tell
Touch Tank Hut Relocation

Tidal Trekkers registration now open!


Registration is now open for multiple dates of our new coastal trek series - Tidal Trekkers! Get all the details on our dedicated Tidal Trekkers page.

The first two are taking place on Thursday July 23rd and Sunday July 26th at the Regatta Point Walkway along the Northwest Arm.

Email volunteers@backtothesea.ca to reserve your spot. Each trek is limited to five households. 

These treks are fun and educational for the whole family - there's some-fin for everyone. Take a peek at these pictures from our first trip, we're positive you'll be hooked!

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Announcing the Sand Dollar Shuffle 


Are you ready to get moving?

We've teamed up with our "Mini Sister", the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, to bring you the ultimate online race event. 

Travel virtually from Dartmouth, NS to Petty Harbour, NL in any way you like. Run, swim, cycle - everything counts toward your total km's!

Check out the website or click the poster for more info and registration. Thank you for supporting ocean education. 💙
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Holy mackerel...  🐟


The Back to the Sea blog has returned with a glimpse into the life of Scomber scombrus, the Atlantic mackerel!

Click here to read the post by our friend Kayla Hamelin, PhD researcher, Back to the Sea volunteer and all around ocean a-fish-ionado.
 

Do you know why Scomber scombrus is SO important to the ocean ecosystem? Check out the full post to find out!

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 Your weekly dose of ocean education  🌊


We've been hard at work releasing new Shell & Tell videos every week, and have covered everything from sea stars to sand dollars.

Our latest two episodes might just be the most fun yet!
 

Don't forget, you can watch all of our Shell & Tell videos, as well our fin-tastic trivia replays, for free on our online education page.
 
Take me there now!
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Touch Tank Hut Migration 


Our beloved Touch Tank Hut recently made a daring journey across the Alderney Landing parking lot!

Now located even closer to the ocean, find us on the right side of the parking lot next to the Alderney Marina.

Click the image to watch the video of the hut being lowered into place. Pretty cool, right? 


A reminder that though the Touch Tank Hut remains closed, you can still learn about ocean critters with us by joining Tidal Trekkers outings. 

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Thanks for reading our latest instalment of Water we up to. And remember to join us on our virtual Sand Dollar Shuffle race to Newfoundland. 
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