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A Two-Day Adventure on Galiano Island

On May 16th and 17th, students from the Middle Years Shared Ecological Education Centre (MY SEEC), from Salt Spring Island, visited our Learning Centre for one of our Two-Day Educational Adventures. This is a program where groups stay overnight at the Millard Learning Centre, and during the day take part in two of our hands-on […]

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Bye-Bye, Salmon Fry!

With a goodbye cheer, the chum salmon raised by the Galiano Community School were released into their new home at Grieg Creek. Using the Salmon in the Classroom curriculum, the students starting by doing a stream survey: measuring the water temperature, flow rate and pH, as well as assessing the habitat. After making sure the […]

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Herbal Harvest 2018– Spring Bloom Edition

Galiano Conservancy’s intern Yucco T attended our spring Herbal Harvest. Here are her impressions and her photographs.  Note: We’ve just announced our Autumn Herbal Harvest. We hope you can join us.  It was beautiful spring day. We learned that there are so many edible plants around us, and that everything has a lot of functions. We […]

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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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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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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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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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10 Reasons to Choose Galiano School Programs

Why pick school programs on on Galiano?  1. First, there’s our 188 acre off-the-grid living classroom at the Millard Learning Centre.  Visit for the day, or stay overnight with your class at this rustic and comfortable facility. The Learning Centre boasts green technology and infrastructure that is a model for sustainable community living within the […]

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