Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre programs
Coastal science outreach pilot program
Junior high school students are invited to participate in a pilot program involving four educational stations where they can use laptops, view live aquatic animals, and wear virtual reality goggles to study coastal and estuarial waters off Atlantic Canada. Students will learn about various Atlantic species and their habitats, ecosystems, and how humans can interact with their environment. They will have an opportunity to adopt a scientist, who will accompany them through the program to answer any questions and provide more detailed information. And at the end of their experience, they will have an opportunity to create an ecosystem. The program is currently being run on a trial basis.
Science 360° – A science seminar series
2020 Theme: Science from My Perspective
The Science 360° series will include keynote lectures from three or four high-profile scientists or former scientists during winter and spring 2020. Lectures will be open to the public. The theme for 2020 is “Science from My Perspective”. Guest speakers are now being lined up. Lectures will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, in the L. J. Cowley Auditorium at the Gulf Fisheries Centre.
Monday, February 24, 2020, 7 p.m. – Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Bob McDonald.
2018-19 Theme: Women of Science
Oyster farming and the productivity of wild oyster beds
The Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre (ASEC) seeks to promote scientific collaborations. The first pilot project examined the interactions between oyster culture and the productivity of wild oyster beds. The project was carried out by a team of several institutions, including the Lennox Island First Nation, which operates an oyster aquaculture operation, as well as researchers from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, the Université de Moncton and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. ASEC is looking forward to more collaborative projects in the year 2020.
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