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. Students will be immersed in native ecology and ecological succession as linked to the BC Environmental Sciences curriculum. Accommodation is included.
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.
Curriculum links: Conservation and Restoration of Local Ecosystems (Gr 11); Land Use and Sustainability (Gr. 12)
Where: Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island
When: This program is available at your convenience.
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? Dress for variable Gulf Islands weather: warm sweaters, sturdy footwear, and sunscreen.
Food and water: Bring your own lunches and drinking water.