Fireside Adventures

July was the month of Fireside Adventure groups. Fireside Adventures is a Vancouver based company that works with individuals and groups. They take eager kids, youth and adults on single and multi-day camping adventures locally and internationally. This July they came to Galiano to experience our awesome educational programs. From July 4th to 18th we had […]

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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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Cambie Secondary’s Backcountry Experience

Students from Cambie Secondary School in Richmond arrived at the Millard Learning Centre on May 29th, 2019 for the Backcountry Experience program with the Galiano Conservancy. During this program, students at any experience level gain essential skills for backcountry camping in BC’s wilderness. The program starts by teaching students how to pack their backpacks for […]

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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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Renewable Energy with Reynolds Secondary

On May 3 to 4th the Reynolds Secondary Flexible Studies Class (Gr. 9/10) rocked the Renewable Energy in Action Program! This was the oldest group of students to participate in the program thus far. We had an amazing time sharing our knowledge and encouraging conversations about energy practices. With one over night camp out at […]

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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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