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—with an optional hands-on restoration component.
Curriculum link: Global water systems (Gr. 12); Sustainability in Local Ecosystems and Conservation and Restoration of Local 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.
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.