World Fisheries Trust

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. 




434 Russell Ave
Victoria, BC V8A3X3


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Watershed StewARTship

We are excited to announce that the educators from World Fisheries Trust have partnered with the Robert Bateman Centre to create a unique education program available only this fall. Our "Watershed StewARTship" program brings students to the Gorge Waterway Nature House to connect with nature through visual art and creative expression.



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Gorge Waterway Nature House

The Gorge Waterway Nature House, located in Esquimalt Gorge Park, is the perfect place to explore your local aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This area is culturally, historically, and biologically significant and includes access to a beach, an urban forest, and a restored creek. The Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations traditionally used this area for food, medicine, and spiritual practice. The region was also historically popular for regattas and swimming, and is home to a great diversity of aquatic animals and birds.



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Seaquaria in Schools

Bringing the Ocean into Schools… and Schools to the Ocean!

Seaquaria brings local marine life into the classroom to let students get up close and personal with some of their aquatic neighbours. Our goal is to build a society that cares about the environment both emotionally and in practice, and to provide the basis for enduring learning skills in an ever-changing world.



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Support for the Eco Learning Hive generously provided by: