Mountain Top Garry Oaks (Grades 8-12)

The Garry Oak meadow high atop Mount Galiano is a breathtaking place to see the interconnectivity in one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems—one that First Nations have been managing for thousands of years. After a scenic and challenging hike, 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.

Relaxing after a hard days work in a patch of Mt. Sutil’s Garry Oak Ecosystem

Curriculum link: Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems (Gr.11)

Where: Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island

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?  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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