World Fisheries Trust is a Canadian non-profit organization located in Victoria, BC. We act both locally and internationally, with our local initiatives focused on environmental education, public outreach, and the promotion of environmental stewardship and life-long learning. Our local projects include the Seaquaria in Schools program, the Gorge Waterway Nature House, various environmental research and monitoring projects, and the Eco Learning Hive itself!
World Fisheries Trust is proud to offer a wide variety of engaging, hand-on and place-based educational programs. These programs are designed to build responsible and informed environmental stewards and foster life-long learning and all of the core competencies of the new BC curriculum: communication, critical thinking, and personal and social development. Our education programs use the local marine environment as a tool to allow youth to experience elements of the natural world through an individualized and inquiry-based approach to teaching, incorporating themes of environmental awareness, interconnectedness, and sense of community.
Additional, World Fisheries Trust is a proud organizer and participant of community events focused on environmental awareness, including World Ocean's Day. We also host teacher's workshops that aim to give educators the tools and confidence to incorporate place-based learning into the classroom.