High School Day Programs ($32/student)
Marine Investigations (Grades 8-12)
Starting on Shell Beach we will 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, identify and release a remarkable diversity of animals. Read more…
Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach (Grades 8-12)
We will compare two forests—one healthy, one in restoration—analyzing their feeling, understory, size, spacing and soil. Together we will pull a tree down in the densely planted forest to create light gaps so other species can grow. Read more…
Mountain Top Garry Oaks (Grades 8-12)
Students will actively engage in restoration through the removal of invasive plants, and discover how Garry Oak meadows can help us adapt to a changing climate. Read more…
The Future of Food (Grades 11-12)
Getting their hands dirty in our cutting-edge Food Forest through activities like planting and harvesting, students will get practical experience with renewable food systems and agriculture practice. Read more…
Watershed Warriors (Grades 11-12)
Galiano Island’s compact landscape gives us a rare opportunity to hike from the headwaters of a watershed down to the estuary in a single day, doing water quality testing, aquatic invertebrate study, and an inventory of the flora and fauna. Read more…
Galiano Eco Safari (Grades 11-12)
This is a stunning hike from the Learning Centre along high, dry coastal ridges, through lush green Douglas fir forests, to our amazing Great Beaver Swamp. Along the way we’ll note how changing moisture and soils bring drastic changes in the plant and animal life we see. Read more…
Overnight Programs (From $149/student)
Backcountry Experience (3 days, 2 nights)
Engage with the wild back-country through natural history activities, and gain wildlife awareness. Learn to navigate with a compass through rare coastal old-growth forests. Read more…
Forest Forensics Restoration Field School
Module 1 (3 days)
Based at our stunning 188-acre Millard Learning Centre, join a unique and award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. In Module 1, learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Read more…
Module 2 (3 days)
Pre-requisite: Module 1. Lend a hand in rehabilitating an ecosystem’s integrity. Continue restoration efforts in the planted forest by implementing a student-led treatment plan. A tree pull will be demonstrated, and students will select trees to save or thin based on surrounding species, moisture content and soil quality. Read more…
Curriculum links: Conservation and Restoration of Local Ecosystems (Gr 11); Land Use and Sustainability (Gr. 12)
We are currently developing programs with local Indigenous educators. Please contact us for more details.
Getting to Galiano is Easy
Galiano Island is located midway between Vancouver and Victoria, easily accessible via BC Ferries. Walk on, and we’ll meet you on the other side with our school bus. More information here.
Bursaries Are Available
Bursaries are available, and significantly reduce program fees. Apply here.
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