Learning and Working in Environmental Conservation: One Student Looks Back

Author: Katie Kushneryk; Undergraduate student in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies   Last autumn, in November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Community and Regional Coastal-Marine Conservation. As an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Marine Biology, this field […]

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An Overnight Adventure: Two Students Write

Two grade 9 students who recently took part in a Two-Day Adventure write about the experience. (The programs they took part in were Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach and Galiano Eco Safari.) Galiano: an Educational Journey By Eric Lee After two short ferry rides, we arrived on Galiano Island.  Once there, we began with an […]

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Ecosystem restoration programs are a specialty of ours.

It’s that time of year!

Welcome back to school, teachers. We’re looking forward to another year of hands-on outdoor education programs with you here on beautiful Galiano Island.  The Galiano Conservancy Association specializes in curriculum-based, local, environmental science programs. We are a leader in creating experiential programs about Garry oak and Douglas fir forest ecology, sustainable agriculture, intertidal life, and […]

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Program Spotlight: Back Country Experience

School’s (almost) out for summer! With the summer break quickly approaching, numerous off-island students had the opportunity to celebrate the end of the school year with educational trips to Galiano. For the Back Country Experience Program, the Galiano Conservancy hosted Grade 9 students from Cambie Secondary in Richmond, for a three day, experiential environmental education […]

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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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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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UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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