When the tide goes out we can walk on the bottom of the ocean! Journey through a beautiful forest, past a tidal lagoon and along a shoreline, to the intertidal zone where we use nets and buckets to catch and identify amazing creatures. In a “Teaching Train”—an activity introduced to us by ethnobotanist Nancy Turner—the students become the teachers, showing each other the creatures they have learned about.
Note this program’s availability depends on the timing of low tides—please contact us to discuss your program’s time.
Curriculum Link: Habitats and Communities (Gr 4)
Where: Galiano Island’s shorelines and forests
When: This program is available at your convenience. It takes about 5 hours and yes, you can do it in a day trip from Vancouver or Victoria.
Where do we meet? We will meet you at the Galiano Ferry Terminal—all you need to do is get there.
Special equipment or clothing? Everyone will need rubber boots for walking in the intertidal zone. If you don’t have those, wear sturdy close-toed shoes suitable for hiking. Dress for variable Gulf Islands weather: warm sweaters, sturdy footwear, and sunscreen.
Food and water: Bring your own lunches and drinking water.