The mission of the Cedar Coast Field Station is to preserve ecological health through place-based research and education that celebrates the cultural and biological diversity of Clayoquot Sound. The station provides researchers, educators, and students with the resources and an inspiring space to learn from the ecology of Clayoquot Sound in a nature-based setting. By working with a diverse set of partnering organizations and individuals, the field station will become an interdisciplinary learning environment that is collaborative in nature and widely accessible.
Edward O. Wilson describes our “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes” as biophilia (1984). Cedar Coast Field Station aims to encourage this affinity for nature in each person that visits, regardless of their reason for visiting. While much of the research and education that takes place is directly related to ecological studies, the station doors are open to a broad spectrum of disciplines so that a more diverse demographic might enjoy the benefits of place-based learning in Clayoquot Sound. By weaving a thread of ecological awareness through each program offered, we aim to create a cohesive, multidisciplinary learning environment that is widely accessible.