Marine Investigations (Grades 8-12)

Starting on Shell Beach (a First Nations midden) we will journey through a beautiful forest, past a tidal lagoon and along a shoreline, learning about historic First Nations practices and their significance to the island as we walk. Settling at the intertidal zone, we use nets and buckets to catch, identify and release a remarkable diversity of animals. After a beachside lunch, we hike over to a new marine environment to participate in a “Teaching Train”- where the students become the teachers, showing each other the creatures they have learned about.


Curriculum link: Water Systems on Earth (Gr. 8) 

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. 

Cost: $32/student

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. 

Logistics: Planning Your Trip to Galiano

Do you qualify for a program bursary? 


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