Music for the Environmental Soul

The Musical Walkalong for Learning: An Outpouring of Art, a Gift to Students (Photos by Britt McLeod) Each August on Galiano Island, something amazing happens in the forest. Musicians, singers and performers make their way into the woods of one of Galiano’s protected natural areas… and they begin to play. As they fill the air […]

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An Overnight Adventure: Two Students Write

Two grade 9 students who recently took part in a Two-Day Adventure write about the experience. (The programs they took part in were Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach and Galiano Eco Safari.) Galiano: an Educational Journey By Eric Lee After two short ferry rides, we arrived on Galiano Island.  Once there, we began with an […]

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Help Bats for Halloween

As Halloween approaches Images of scary, blood-sucking bats become common place in fall. This is the perfect time of year to join with the BC Community Bat Program, and the Little Brown Myotis Bat Project on Galiano Island to counter these bat myths and do something to help bats. “The conservation of bats in BC […]

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Ecosystem restoration programs are a specialty of ours.

It’s that time of year!

Welcome back to school, teachers. We’re looking forward to another year of hands-on outdoor education programs with you here on beautiful Galiano Island.  The Galiano Conservancy Association specializes in curriculum-based, local, environmental science programs. We are a leader in creating experiential programs about Garry oak and Douglas fir forest ecology, sustainable agriculture, intertidal life, and […]

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A final mountain top high five to celebrate lighter packs and all accessible broom being cleared!

Battling Broom on Mt. Sutil

The resilient and invasive Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is back in full force this season, with flowers quickly coming into bloom in disturbed sunny sites across the island. Distinguished by its bright yellow flowers and woody stem, the perennial plant can have up to 3500 seed pods per individual, which when released, can travel up […]

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Program Spotlight: Back Country Experience

School’s (almost) out for summer! With the summer break quickly approaching, numerous off-island students had the opportunity to celebrate the end of the school year with educational trips to Galiano. For the Back Country Experience Program, the Galiano Conservancy hosted Grade 9 students from Cambie Secondary in Richmond, for a three day, experiential environmental education […]

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Thank you, Teachers! See you in September.

The 2016-17 school year was busy, productive and exciting for us here at Galiano Conservancy. We welcomed many new groups to Galiano Island and shared with them hands-on experiences in forest restoration, intertidal life, forest gardening, and much more.  We participated in an amazing conference this spring, Children and Nature in Vancouver, and also took […]

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Edible Forest program, Forest Garden, Girl Scouts

Program Spotlight on Edible Forest

Spring is budding and blooming with scents, colours and edibles in the Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable Forest Garden! The Forest Garden is modeled on permaculture, which mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occur in the surrounding environment. We recently introduced our new Environmental Education program, Edible Forest in […]

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