Invertebrates of the West Coast- June 2019

This weekend field course, based out of the Tofino Botanical Gardens, will introduce participants to the diversity and ecology of Pacific Northwest invertebrates.


June 21 - 23, 2019


Raincoast Education Society


Dr. Kylee Pawluk


1084 Pacific Rim Hwy
Tofino, BC


Join Raincoast Education Society and marine ecologist Dr. Kylee Pawluk for a weekend course that will share with you the wonders of our underwater world! 

Topics to be covered in this Invertebrate Course include an introduction to invertebrates (What are they? What is their role in coastal ecology?), invertebrate biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest, morphology and adaptations of common phyla, scientific drawing, and creating invert art!

A bit about the Instructor:

Dr. Kylee Pawluk is a marine ecologist and invertebrate lover. Kylee’s research has focused on understanding how environmental and biological factors influence marine invertebrates and seaweeds. She has been an instructor at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the University of Victoria teaching various courses such as marine invertebrate zoology and coastal conservation. She is currently the Regional Projects Coordinator for the Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) working on marine spatial planning.

For a full course itinerary and to register visit Raincoast Education Society's Course Page.



Course fee:

$250- includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday, as well as admission to the Aquarium.