Marine Biology Section

Marine Biology Section

The Marine Biology Section focuses on educating and fostering interest in nearby marine life and coastal habitats through a speaker series and nature walks. For more information, please contact Joan Lopez.


Chair and Program Coordinator: Joan Lopez

Audio-Visual Coordinator: TBA

Field Trip Coordinator: Jennifer Ingram

Assistant Field Trip Coordinator: Abby Schwarz

Publicity: Carolyn Varah

Membership Coordinator: Sheila Byers

Treasurer: TBA

Secretary: Deborah Simpson 

Vancouver Aquarium liaison: TBA

Evening Programs

The Marine Biology Section evening programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Coordinator Joan Lopez

WHEN: Second Thursday of each month from January through April and September through Novmber at 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: These programs are held via Zoom Video Conferencing or by a hybrid of in-person and Zoom Video Conferencing when possible. The link to the Zoom meeting is published in e-News on the Monday of the week. Non-members can request the link from

In-person Location: Unitarian Centre at 49th and Oak Street, Vancouver, BC.

For in-person meetings, members will be asked to confirm their attendance so that Nature Vancouver can ensure social distancing.

Masks are recommended to protect self and more vulnerable members.

Members who feel unwell or have had recent contact with Covid are asked to remain at home and follow current procedures for Rapid Antigen Test. Test kits are available free at most pharmacies.

Members are expected to be vaccinated. See current information at this link:

Field Trips

Marine Biology Section offers field trips throughout the year led by experienced biologists. These trips are publicized on our EVENTS CALENDAR.

Pamphlet – The Rocky Shore of Stanley Park

In 2009, the Marine Biology Section of Nature Vancouver published a pamphlet that contains a field guide to 40 prominent intertidal species of marine life which inhabit the rocky shore in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

Click below for a PDF copy of the pamphlet. For hard copies of the pamphlet please contact SHEILA BYERS.

Nature Vancouver