Bat Box Workshop on March 31st 2018

We made 12 Bat Boxes!! Frieda, who conducted acoustic monitoring at Laughlin Lake and along the island in 2017 and confirmed 10 different bat species, gave us a fun opportunity and interesting knowledge about bats. Hope these Bat Boxes connect us to various bats on Galiano Island and help us learn more about them. And […]

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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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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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Beach, ocean, students, school programs

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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Galiano: A Hub for Innovative Ecological Restoration

Experiential Field Schools Some of the most advanced and community-driven restoration programs in the region are offered here on Galiano Island. For four summers, Professor Eric Higgs has brought UVic students to the island for a field course in Advanced Principles and Practices in Ecological Restoration. Students can choose from a variety of projects—summer 2016 […]

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UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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Cedana in the Food Forest

An Edible Forest

An introduction to Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable forest garden. Everything in a forest garden serves multiple functions.  A permaculture forest garden mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occurs in that climate. Forest Gardens are not “natural”, but are designed and managed ecosystems that are very rich in biodiversity […]

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A Successful Harvest

by Suzanne Fournier Editor’s note: Suzanne Fournier is a Galiano writer and Conservancy board member. Welcome Suzanne.  The 2016 Harvest and Herbal Workshop was a success! This mid-November weekend created a wondrous world of nature experience for 16 people of all ages. Coming from Finland, Germany, Vancouver, Galiano and other islands, participants all shared a […]

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Kids camping

Galiano Kids’ Campout

August 3 – 5, 2016 Ages 9 – 12.  Registration deadline is July 15, 2016. Join us for a fun filled 2 night / 3 day camping adventure at the Galiano Learning Centre! Kids will be sleeping in tents, hiking, playing outdoor games and learning camping skills. Campout fee is $200 (food is included).  Bursaries […]

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