Inspired by Native Plants

Come try our new NATIVE PLANT INSPITATIONS education program Native Plant Inspirations is a new education program centred around the Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest, at the Millard Learning Centre where we introduce the students to a variety of native and naturalized plants. The Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest is a garden and restoration learning space, where native plants which […]

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Belmont Secondary’s Backcountry Experience

On May 22nd, 2019, educators Emily, Ria and Syd greeted 16 students from Belmont Secondary at the Millard Learning Centre. Throughout the following three days, they participated in the Galiano Conservancy Association’s Backcountry Experience program which aims to teach students about “leave no trace” camping and wilderness safety.  On Day one, students are taught how […]

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Coastal Forests with Garibaldi Secondary

Image courtesy of https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1106311659 We were so happy to have students from Garibaldi Secondary School join at Pebble Beach Reserve on May 17th for our Coastal Forests program. The Students had a long journey that started very early in the morning and involved 3 ferries to get to us, here on Galiano Island. However, it was […]

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Marine Investigations with Delta Secondary

Spaghetti worm image courtesy of http://www.sctoriesfrontporch.com/short-stories/on-the-job-with-brian-bingham Galiano Conservancy Association Educators Emily, Frida, Ria, Sydney and Barbara had the chance to take students from Delta Secondary school out to Sum’nuw (Montague Harbour) for our Marine Investigations program. We had incredible low tides for the Free Exploration aspect of the program that allowed us to see some very […]

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Brockton Secondary at Montague

Monterey Sea Lemon. Image courtesy of https://www.vichighmarine.ca/monterey-sea-lemon/ We were so excited to have students from Brockton Secondary School join us for our What A Marine Life program at Montague Harbour. The Hul’qumi’num name for Montague is Sum’nuw, meaning hidden place, due to how sheltered it is. In the rain and wind, we were all thankful for the […]

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Our Renewable Energy Program is Live!

The Galiano Conservancy Associations has now debuted our new Renewable Energy in Action program! GCA educators Emily, Ria and Reed with special help from Tom Mommsen (our solar energy expert) have been devoted to the development of this new program. From thought showers to hands-on building and trouble shooting of the experiments, they did it […]

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Coastal Forests: A Student Video

Students were from Edward Milne Secondary School joined us for an unforgettable three- day program with us. First day was the Mount Galiano hike on a very sunny day; the second day was our popular Coastal Forest hike, where we did a teaching train and created this video, and third was a hike into Dionisio […]

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Coastal Forests with a Snap

A School Adventure Our Coastal Forest Program with the SJ Willis Alternative School was a huge success! Experiencing Galiano’s coastal forest, comparing a mature forest with a non-mature forest and learning about the forest floor was so much fun for everyone. Students especially enjoyed the teaching train, exploring the intertidal, and pulling down a tree […]

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Renewable Energy in Action Sneak Peek

Galiano Conservancy educators Ria & Emily showed off our new “Renewable Energy in Action” education program to eager teachers at the School District 64 Professional Development Day on Salt Spring Island. For the first session, teachers put their thinking caps on and played a game to identify forms of energy in everyday objects. Using interactive […]

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Our Bursaries: An Inspiring Testimonial

Maia Green is a Grade 8 teacher at Rock Heights Middle School in Esquimalt, BC. Her class did a Two-Day, One Night Adventure program at the Millard Learning Centre. Over the course of their two-day stay they did a Future of Food Program in conjunction with the newly piloted program, People, Plants & Pollinators in […]

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