Edible Forest program, Forest Garden, Girl Scouts

Program Spotlight on Edible Forest

Spring is budding and blooming with scents, colours and edibles in the Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable Forest Garden! The Forest Garden is modeled on permaculture, which mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occur in the surrounding environment. We recently introduced our new Environmental Education program, Edible Forest in […]

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Students, Forest, restoration

Forest Forensics with SEEC (Saturna Ecological Education Centre)

Don your detective caps! The mysteries of Forest Forensics continued this spring when Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students returned to Galiano Island to explore healthy and unhealthy forest ecosystems and restoration techinques. For part 2 of the field school, students explored intriguing questions like; “What does the forest look like when at it’s healthiest?” […]

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A little brown bat with fungal growth, associated with White-Nose Syndrome. Source: Larisa Bishop-Boros

Spring brings increasing interest in bat health and public reports of bats

Fortunately for the bats of BC, it has been a quiet winter. The Little Brown Myotis Conservation Project on Galiano Island, in collaboration with the Province of BC, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating […]

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Beach, ocean, students, school programs

10 Reasons to Choose Galiano School Programs

Why pick school programs on on Galiano?  1. First, there’s our 188 acre off-the-grid living classroom at the Millard Learning Centre.  Visit for the day, or stay overnight with your class at this rustic and comfortable facility. The Learning Centre boasts green technology and infrastructure that is a model for sustainable community living within the […]

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Galiano: A Hub for Innovative Ecological Restoration

Experiential Field Schools Some of the most advanced and community-driven restoration programs in the region are offered here on Galiano Island. For four summers, Professor Eric Higgs has brought UVic students to the island for a field course in Advanced Principles and Practices in Ecological Restoration. Students can choose from a variety of projects—summer 2016 […]

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Chemistry Beakers

Spring Science Camps!

Welcome spring with some fun experiments on Chemical Magic and Weather systems! Using common kitchen components we will conduct some crazy science experiments. We will be looking into Chemical Magic and Weather systems which include the Alchemists Lab, Acid Tests and Reactions, Stormy Skies and Mini oil-spill clean-up. Who: Ages 9 – 12 When: Fridays […]

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Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School
Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School. Photo: Christopher King

A Day at Forest Restoration Field School

Have you ever wondered what an ecosystem has experienced over time? Did you ever look around and wonder who was there before you? What animals scurried, flew, and hopped through the forest? How big were the trees? This past fall, Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students had the opportunity to explore these curious questions while […]

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