Don’t Miss This Fin-tastic Event

Join us for the Below the H2O Learning Series. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is krilled to feature presentations from passionate individuals dedicated to animal and environmental conservation. Presentations will focus on a wide range of topics that appeal to a diverse audience. Learn about home aquarium care, environmental conservation, aquatic life and behind the scenes aquarium care at Ripley’s.


This is a 19+ event

Adults: $30.00 + HST

Seniors (65+): $20.00 + HST

Admission to the Aquarium is included

Complimentary for Annual Pass Holders, however, registration is required

(A beverage bar will be available, debit and credit only)

Upcoming Speakers

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30pm for guests to enjoy a cocktail prior to presentations beginning at 7pm.

Please register in advance here

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Invisible, Silent and Deadly: Nitrogen Cycling in Your Tanks and Eutrophication in the Environment

Kristin Rodrigo, Educator

In her presentation, Kristin will speak about cycling in open and closed environments. Learn about how fish naturally excrete nitrogenous waste, its deadly effects in your home aquaria and how to cycle it properly to ensure the health and well-being of your aquarium inhabitants. She will also discuss the impacts of human activity and development on natural nutrient cycling and water quality in the environment.

After watching just one episode of ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ with Steve Irwin, six-year old Kristin knew from the first “Crikey!” that she was hooked in loving all species the world has to offer. Seventeen years later, with her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in hand, she continues to share her passion on wildlife and conservation through her work as an Educator at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Toronto Zoo.

As an advocate for environmental awareness, this budding environmentalist is an active ambassador for the Young Reporters for the Environment and aims to inspire action in our fight against climate change. Apart from an Educator, Kristin also balances life as a Wildlife Care Volunteer for the Toronto Wildlife Centre and fascinatingly, she shares her adventures as ‘The Sassy Zoologist’ on several social media platforms!

Maintaining Your Brainless Blobs: Jellyfish Care and Culturing

Sophie Wolvin, Jelly Aquarist

Moon jellyfish are becoming increasingly popular in the home aquarium trade. Contrary to popular belief, they require specialized tank setups and feeding regimes to be successfully maintained. Sophie will share her first-hand knowledge of how Ripley’s Aquarium breeds and raises jellyfish for exhibits. She will also discuss jellyfish in the ocean, and how their abundance is exploding due to climate change.

Sophie is our resident jellyfish expert here at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. She started her career here in late 2015, and has been near inseparable from the jellyfish ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in evolutionary biology from McGill University, and after trying everything from digging up dinosaurs in Alberta to rehabilitating wild birds in Quebec, she’s decided to put a lifelong interest in unusual invertebrates to good use and focus on sea jellies. Sophie is now primary caretaker of the Pacific Sea Nettles wall as well as the breeding cultures for all four of the species of jellies that we keep in house.

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