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Seeking Science: a Huntsman Fundy Discovery Experience

Join the crew on our research vessel, the Fundy Spray, to explore the Passamaquoddy Bay. Get a hands-on, up-close lesson on the ecology of the bay as you assist the crew in gathering specimens and samples with our plankton tow, and then examine them under the on-board microscope and touch tank. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with a tasty seafood treat and the knowledge that you were a part of researching our fascinating marine environment!

The Adventure starts at 9:15 with registration and an introduction at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium. The group will then walk to the DFO wharf for a 10:00 departure. We will return to the wharf for 12:00 noon. Admission to the Aquarium is include in the Adventure Fee.


$95 per adult  taxes included.

$85 per youth ( ages 10-17) taxes included.  Sorry no one under 10 years old

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Nature of the Bay: Indulge in Science, Art, & Flavours

Course fees include residence and meals on the Huntsman campus, boat, lab fees, and admission to the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium.

October 9 to 13, 2018

Fee: $750 per person (based on double occupancy) taxes included.
$550 per person (based on no accommodations) taxes included.

Application Form: Nature of the Bay Oct. 2018

Please Click here to apply online.

The Bay of Fundy giant tide never rests, but as days get shorter and cooler the dynamics change. The feeding frenzy is over. The feast is complete. Inhabitants have overindulged. Now its October mobile inhabitants can either overwinter or migrate. Less active inhabitants must adapt to survive the oncoming cold. Join us as we explore this unique Canadian environment by boat and foot to find out who will ‘stay’ and who will ‘go’.


  • Walking on the ocean floor to discover the weird and wonderful creatures that call it home
  • A trip on the Huntsman research vessel to investigate life below the waves
  • An early morning visit to St. Andrew Bird Banding Station
  • A trip out onto the Bay of Fundy to look for whales, porpoise, seals & seabirds
  • A three hour art workshop at Sunbury Shores
  • Tours of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and Minister’s Island
  • Time to explore the historic town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea with its maritime connections past and present

Active Level: Moderate; Maximum 10 people


  • Four night ensuite accommodation on the Huntsman campus (rooms have two queen beds)
  • All meals from Tuesday supper to Saturday breakfast, except one lunch on your own
  • One special inter-active scallop supper on Wednesday; Indulge Festival tickets for supper on Friday
  • Guide services of the Huntsman Education Department, all boat and admission fees.
  • Sunbury Shores art workshop and supplies.

Road Scholar – Phenomenal Bay of Fundy: Marine Biology & Oceanography

Explore the Bay of Fundy coast along beaches, across the ocean floor, on the water and through picturesque towns, islands and villages. Discover the historic, seaside resort town of St. Andrews by the sea where generations of Canada’s elite summered. From your base at Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, learn about this unique ecosystem on field trips with scientists and researchers. With local experts, explore some of Fundy’s best-known Isles, including Campobello Island, home to the Roosevelt family’s summer retreat as well as the unique, tidal Minister’s Island.


For more information visit the Road Scholar website.



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