Due to COVID-19, all GCA environmental education programs are CANCELLED until June 1st, 2020.
These cancellations include the following:
- Single-day and Overnight K-12 field trips
- Post-secondary field courses, single-day/overnight educational programs and volunteer work-parties
- Adult educational workshops (applies to Spring Herbal Harvest on April 4-5th only)
- Local Galiano education programs including: Nature Buddies with the Galiano Playgroup and field trips / in-class sessions with the Galiano Community School.
- Education-related events hosted, or co-hosted by the Galiano Conservancy Association
Bookings on or after June 1st, 2020 will proceed as planned. If we need to cancel your program, we will notify you 30 days prior to your booking date.
Cancelled April-May 2020 Programs
Our education team will be in touch shortly with groups who have had their education programs cancelled in April and May 2020.
All booked participants affected by 2020 April/May cancellations may choose between the following two options:
- Reschedule your program for later in 2020* or in 2021 or;
- Cancel your program indefinitely.
*re-booked programs may be subject to cancellation 30 days prior due to COVID-19.
Option 1 – Rescheduling Your Program
Cancelled programs may be rescheduled for on or after June 1st, 2020*. Doing so helps keep our education team employed during this uncertain time. Please note, we have very limited availability for overnight program bookings in June 2020.
We suggest that K-12 and post secondary teachers defer their programs to our 2020 Fall Program Season (September – December). Fall field-trips are a great way to start the new school year on the right foot by offering unique educational and social-bonding experiences for you and your students!
All payments you have made towards your program will be deferred towards your next program. For groups with confirmed bursary funding, your bursary will also be deferred towards your next program. As a thank you for rescheduling rather than cancelling your program, you will receive a 10% discount off your total program fees (excluding bursaries).
*re-booked programs may be subject to cancellation / deferment 30 days prior due to COVID-19. Only groups of less than 50 can rebook for June-August at this time (larger groups can re-book for the fall, under the assumption the size of gatherings will no longer be limited by that time).
Option 2 – Cancelling your Program Indefinitely
If you need to cancel your education program, we understand! We will refund any payments made towards your booking. All reimbursements will be made via mailed cheque.
Please note, if you need bursary funding for future field-trip bookings you will need to re-apply (or retain your bursary by re-booking instead!).
New 2020 K-12 and Post-Secondary Programs Bookings
We are still accepting new bookings for K-12 and post secondary education programs for on or after June 1st, 2020*
*newly booked programs may be subject to cancellation / deferment 30 days prior due to COVID-19. Only groups of less than 50 can rebook for June-August at this time (larger groups can re-book for the fall, under the assumption the size of gatherings will no longer be limited by that time).
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Teacher Pro-D Camp August 14 -16 2020
Our 3-day professional development workshop, Teacher Pro-D Camp, is still scheduled to run on August 14-16th, 2020. Learn more and purchase tickets here
Should it become necessary to cancel this event, a cancellation notice will be sent to all registered participants and posted on our website 30 days prior to all adult workshops
Digital Environmental Education Programs (DEEP) with the GCA
This Spring, to help support teachers and parents with learning while school is out, our education team will be transitioning their environmental education knowledge to the online world.
Check out our weekly DEEP Challenges here
If you would like to join the DEEP mailing list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org