Digital Environmental Education Program (DEEP)

In light of school closures and the cancellation of our outdoor environmental education programs, we would like to introduce our new Digital Environmental Education Program (DEEP) – accessible to everyone, designed especially for kids! 

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What is DEEP?

The Galiano Conservancy is trying something new! We want to facilitate remote ecological learning via online resources in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the GCA’s long history developing and delivering outdoor education programs, we have accumulated a wonderful array of resources and activities for all age groups. DEEP is our new Digital Environmental Education Program that will support parents, teachers and all young nature lovers by providing teaching / learning material digitally through the GCA website and other linked online sources. 

DEEP Challenges

Every two weeks we will post a new DEEP Challenge! This will include an informational article and an associated challenge. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun – we never stop learning! We will ask participants to send their results to the GCA via e-mail and we will publish an article about it the following week. 

At the end of each 4-week cycle, we will share the DEEP-Challenge highlights with the island community via the Active Page and our website.

Let’s keep kids connected to nature and learning outdoors as we face these challenging times together (remotely!).

YOUR GCA EDUCATION TEAM

Emily, Ria & Frieda

This week’s DEEP Challenge!

DEEP Challenge # 8: Forest bathing!

This last seasons DEEP Challenge. DEEP immerses you into the quiet of the West Coast forests! Some people call it ‘Forest bathing’, some people call it ‘Going for a walk’ – either way, w…

DEEP Challenge #7: Finding your way!

A little bit about navigation! Challenge starts June 15th and finishes June 29th Viking Ship using the sun & stars to navigate. “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many a day, they…

June 8th – Bonus DEEP Challenge: DEEP goes deep on World Oceans’ Day!

DEEP goes deep Together we can create a healthier ocean that sustains us all! June 8th is World Oceans Day & the Galiano Conservancy Association is hosting a very special beach-c…

Deep-Challenge #6: All about Berries

Today, it is all about Berries! Challenge starts June 1st and finishes June 15th Here on Galiano Island, there is a big interest in ‘grazing’ through the woods. During the spring, we love to ea…