When the tide goes out we can walk on the bottom of the ocean! Journey through a beautiful forest, past a tidal lagoon and along a shoreline, to the intertidal zone where we use nets and buckets to catch and identify amazing creatures. In a “Teaching Train”—an activity introduced to us by ethnobotanist Nancy Turner—the students become the teachers, showing each other the creatures they have learned about.
“I learned to be more aware of my actions and surroundings and how they affect others.”- Rhys T, Age 13, Brockton School
“I learned about the many creatures there are in the ocean and the different plants on Galiano.” – Rahim D, Age 13, Brockton School
Curriculum Link: Habitats and Communities (Gr 4)
Where: Galiano Island’s shorelines and forests
When: This program is available at your convenience. It takes about 5 hours and yes, you can do it in a day trip from Vancouver or Victoria.
Note this program’s availability depends on the timing of low tides—please contact us to discuss your program’s time.
Cost: $32/person for groups of 15 or more. Smaller groups, please contact us. Special equipment or clothing? Everyone will need rubber boots for walking in the intertidal zone. If you don’t have those, wear sturdy close-toed shoes suitable for hiking. Dress for variable Gulf Islands weather: warm sweaters, sturdy footwear, and sunscreen.
Food and water: Bring your own lunches and drinking water.
How do I book? When you’re ready, use the online booking system above. A 20% deposit is required. Alternately, send your deposit cheque to our office with your requested date, time and your group’s info. Bookings are not secured until we’ve received your deposit.
Have questions? Start with our Galiano Program FAQs.Cancellation policy: If you cancel less than two weeks from the day, you will forfeit your deposit. Thanks for your understanding.
Logistics: Planning Your Trip to GalianoDo you qualify for a program bursary?