Teacher Science Camp

On August 16-18th the GCA Education Team piloted our new Teacher Science Camp; a 3-day professional development weekend for science teachers at the Millard Learning Centre. Ten teachers from Vancouver and Vancouver Island joined GCA educators Ria Okuda and Emily Francis to learn techniques in interactive outdoor learning and renewable energy education.  Day 1 was  […]

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River’s Edge Guides and Eco-Survivor

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, the River’s Edge Guides hopped on a ferry and visited us here on beautiful Galiano Island.  The girls started the morning out learning how to use compasses and completing orienteering courses. At the beautiful Millard Learning Centre, there’s plenty of room to roam and practice the orienteering courses we offer. […]

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South Delta Secondary Goes Intertidal

We were delighted to host South Delta Secondary School on June 11, 2018 for Marine Investigations, our popular intertidal exploration program.  The students were lucky enough to find a couple of opalescent nudibranchs (sea slugs) as well as a large red rock crab and a lion’s mane jellyfish. We also found several crab moults (their shed skeleton) […]

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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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Students, Forest, restoration

Forest Forensics with SEEC (Saturna Ecological Education Centre)

Don your detective caps! The mysteries of Forest Forensics continued this spring when Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students returned to Galiano Island to explore healthy and unhealthy forest ecosystems and restoration techinques. For part 2 of the field school, students explored intriguing questions like; “What does the forest look like when at it’s healthiest?” […]

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Conch fungus at the Great Beaver Swamp

Planting a Seed of Hope – the T. Nile Project

“Planting a seed of hope so that life is meaningful.” Florence James, Penelakut Elder T. Nile was a top 20 finalist in the 2012 PEAK Performance Project – a radio bootcamp challenge run by Vancouver’s “World Class Rock” station, The PEAK. “Running”, her new single, is available as a free download with an option to […]

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