Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ucluelet Aquarium Reopening Saturday, March 6 - FREE to everyone

Join us on Saturday March 6 for the grand opening of the Ucluelet Aquarium's 2010 season! This year's opening is timed to coincide with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and will be open EVERY DAY through September. Grab your field guide and a Ucluelet Aquarium season's pass and come hang out with us for a while.

Come visit some old friends from the briny deep and some friendly faces from around Ucluelet and join us for a day of celebration. Doors open at 10 AM and admission will be free all day.

Keep an eye on this blog for photos from the big event. Hope to see you there!

Working our way through winter...

A month has come and gone and the J.C.P. aquarium staff have been busy buzzin...ahem or shall I say, buffing. After hours upon hours of T.L.C. our tanks have finally and beautifully been polished. We have succeeded in our task of tank refurbishing! They have been wrapped up and a secure and safe storage facility has been located.

(photos A Zuck)

After this work was done Ash and Danielle were able to build on their knowledge with an exciting field trip to the world renowned Vancouver Aquarium. While there they had the pleasure of a three day Job Shadow with the knowledgeable aquarists of the B.C Waters exhibits. They learned about tank upkeep and cleaning, designing backdrops, feeding techinques and the daily duties of a cold salt water aquarist. They also learned the building blocks of interpretive skills with Melanie Knight! The experience there was extremely valuble and will be put to good use in the Ucluelet Aquarium with our re-opening just around the corner. A huge west coast Thank-You again to those at the Vancouver Aquarium for hosting us. Your hospitality made us feel right at home we hope to see you out here in Ukee this summer!

(photos A Zuck)

While the girls were away Kat, Kane and Dave back in Ukee were hard at work starting our collection of native trees, shrubs, and plants. These will be used for landscaping our new facility. We are on our way to a green aquarium!! A special thank-you goes out to Green Room Landscaping for their generous donation of soil.