Meeting in Person Again!

Rotarians were all smiles as they were welcomed back to weekly in person lunch meetings last week.
Caitlin Birdsall representing North Coast Ecology Centre Society.  See information following regarding work of the society and information on the Pop-up Aquarium and Education Centre located at the Northland Cruise Terminal.
Crystal is busy explaining the ins and outs of the new Auction format to Richard.
Caitlin Birdsall from North Coast Ecology Centre Society.  This group’s purpose is to connect residents and tourists alike with the nature in our area.
In the past they have held a Whale Festival (2018&19) and they have partnered with Triton Environmental to provide school programs.
Exciting plans:
This week they are starting a Pop-up Ecology Centre in Cow Bay.  They will be located at a portion of the Northland Cruise Terminal thanks to PRPA.  They will have many exciting experiential things like a Touch Tank, microscopes, a Humpback Whale skull.  They will provide a saltwater experience with both invertebrates and fish (DFO permit pending).  They will have trained educators and volunteers on site.
The goal of this pop-up centre is to bring nature education to the north coast and to help them understand the feasibility for a permanent centre.