DEEP Challenge # 8: Forest bathing!

This last seasons DEEP Challenge. DEEP immerses you into the quiet of the West Coast forests! Some people call it ‘Forest bathing’, some people call it ‘Going for a walk’ – either way, when we emerge ourselves in the natural environment, we gain health. Physical activity in the form of a walk in nature is […]

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DEEP Challenge #7: Finding your way!

A little bit about navigation! Challenge starts June 15th and finishes June 29th “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many a day, they gave up hope! This was a terrible handicap to them, because these ancient navigators had no compass nor any other instrument. The only way they could guide the ship was by the […]

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Deep-Challenge #6: All about Berries

Today, it is all about Berries! Challenge starts June 1st and finishes June 15th Here on Galiano Island, there is a big interest in ‘grazing’ through the woods. During the spring, we love to eat the new tips of a Douglas Fir, taste the young, bright green Salal leaves, and find some delicious Oyster Mushrooms […]

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DEEP-Challenge #5: Wildflowers

Look out for wildflowers & press one of your favourite flowers Challenge starts May 18th and finishes June 1st Who doesn’t love flowers? Currently, the native plants on the Southern Gulf Islands & greater Victoria area are blooming in magnificent and diverse colours! See if you can spot all of the native wildflowers below: Do […]

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Deep-Challenge #4: Beachside Bingo

Beachside Bingo! Challenge starts May 4th and finishes May 17th Discover the vast biodiversity of British Columbia’s intertidal zones on a walk along the island’s shoreline and beaches. The 4th DEEP Challenge is for everyone, young and old, interested in all creatures of our magnificent shorelines. What are Tides? Tides are the vertical motion of […]

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Salmon Release

Salmon Release at Greig Creek Every year, the Galiano Community School (GCS) and the Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA) are lucky to be a part of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada ‘Salmonids in the Classroom’ program and are raising Salmon together on Galiano Island. This year’s Chum Salmon eggs arrived on February 5th on Galiano Island, […]

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DEEP-Challenge #3: Birding

Bird Watching Scavenger Hunt! Challenge starts April 20th and finishes May 3rd Bird Watching, or birding is a style of wildlife observation where birds are the main focus of the observer, and identifying the species of birds observed is the goal. You don’t have to be a scientist to be a birder! You can go […]

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DEEP-Challenge #2: Nature Art

Create your own nature art collage! Challenge starts April 13th and finishes April 19th As spring is arriving & colours are just emerging from the new growth all around us, we want to challenge you with a Nature-Collage — art inspired by nature! This collage can be made using any material you like to express […]

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DEEP-Challenge #1: Sprouts

Sprout it out! Challenge start April 6th & finish April 10th Sprouting is the process of seeds germinating and creating shoots.  Established plants also sprout when they produce new leaves and buds as they grow. After four to five days your sprouts will be ready to eat – please make a photo of them in […]

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Native Plant Inspirations Program

On October 9th and 10th, we had some fabulous days with 50 kids from Claremont Secondary School – Institute for Global Solutions. The kids spent two days at the Millard Learning Centre, participating in the Conservancy’s new Native Plant Inspirations education program and the Coastal Forest of Pebble Beach program. We started day one with […]

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