Summer Field Courses

BMSC 2020 Summer courses update re: COVID-19

Based on recent information from the Canadian government and following a recent British Columbia public health order related to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel Summer Block 1 courses at BMSC (Invertebrate Zoology, Subtidal Science, and Marine Plankton Ecology). We will decide whether to cancel the remainder of our summer courses (June 15 onwards) on upcoming rolling deadlines.

This decision is not one that we make lightly, and is set against a backdrop of a record number of applicants for our summer courses this year, which are a highlight of the year for our students and faculty alike. We are hopeful that we will still be able to offer BMSC courses scheduled to start after June 15 should the situation with COVID-19 resolve in time to responsibly do so.

 

BMSC Summer courses provide a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Students will engage in field-based and laboratory activities, class discussions and seminars.

  • 3 week courses carries credit equivalent to a 1-semester university course
  • 6 week courses carries credit equivalent to a 2-semester university course.

Students may take as many courses as they like, but only one course at a time. Courses are an intense immersion experience, running from Monday to Saturday, 10 hours on average per day.


How to apply

Application deadline March 1, 2020

Questions? Student ambassadors at your university have studied at BMSC and love to answer questions from prospective students.  In addition, don’t hesitate to contact the University Programs office at BMSC, (250-728-3301 ext. 216)

*Subject to change. 

*FULLwe currently have more applications than there are seats in the course.

Date Block Name Duration  
May 4, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020 Any Directed Studies in Marine Science 3 or 6 weeks View Details
May 4, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 1 Marine Invertebrate Zoology – cancelled 6 weeks View Details
May 25, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 1 Subtidal Science – cancelled 3 weeks View Details
May 25, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 1 Marine Plankton Ecology – cancelled 3 weeks View Details
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020 2 Conservation Biology – FULL 3 weeks View Details
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 2 Marine Terrestrial Interactions – FULL 6 weeks View Details
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020 2 Life-History Strategies of Marine Organisms – FULL 3 weeks View Details
Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 2 Crustacean Biology – FULL 3 weeks View Details
Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 2 Science Filmmaking – FULL 3 weeks View Details
Jul 27, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020 3 Marine Ecology – FULL 6 weeks View Details
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020 3 Historical Ecology & Coastal Archaeology 3 weeks View Details
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020 3 In Pursuit of the Whale – FULL 3 weeks View Details
Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020 3 Place-based learning in Huu-ay-aht Territory 2 weeks View Details
Aug 24, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020 3 Environmental Law & Sustainability – FULL 2 weeks View Details