Bring the ocean into the classroom

Seaquaria Ocean Education, created in 1995 by Yogi and Cathy Carolsfeld, is an environmental education program based in Victoria, BC.

We foster science and environmental learning through children’s hands on experiences with marine organisms in a school setting. The program supplies a chilled seawater aquarium, and the provision of a variety of local, live marine organisms.

Our services includes Seaquaria-led programming for nearly twenty schools on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

As students observe and care for these model ecosystems and participate in hands-on learning activities, they can build an understanding and respect for the organisms and develop integrated stewardship skills. In the process, we hope that this program fosters a passion for emotional learning and critical thinking.

Volunteer opportunities as part of our Seaquaria Education team are available year round.

A fully set up Seaquarium salt water tank filled with marine creatures local to the North West Pacific Ocean

For further information on Seaquaria Ocean Education, including details about how to book a program, please visit


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