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Secondary School Programs

Elementary programs can be found here.

High School Day Programs (From $32/student)

NEW! Native Plant Inspirations

Step into our Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest and spend time learning about people-plant relationships through edible and medicinal native plants. During the program students will gain hands-on experience in restoration and plant identification, and the learning doesn’t stop there. Each student will work on a Nature Journal throughout the day that will give them the opportunity to continue exploring the world of plants after they leave Galiano. Learn more…

People, Plants and Pollinators 

People, Plants and Pollinators brings the fascinating world of pollinators to life, equipping learners with both scientific knowledge and direct skills to make a tangible difference. Learn more…

Marine Investigations (Grades 8-12)

Starting on Shell Beach we will 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, identify and release a remarkable diversity of animals. Read more…

Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach (Grades 8-12)

We will compare two forests—one healthy, one in restoration—analyzing their feeling, understory, size, spacing and soil. Together we will pull a tree down in the densely planted forest to create light gaps so other species can grow. Read more…

Mountain Top Garry Oaks (Grades 8-12)

Students will actively engage in restoration through the removal of invasive plants, and discover how Garry Oak meadows can help us adapt to a changing climate. Read more…

The Future of Food (Grades 11-12)

Getting their hands dirty in our cutting-edge Food Forest through activities like planting and harvesting, students will get practical experience with renewable food systems and agriculture practice. Read more…

Galiano Eco Safari (Grades 11-12)

This is a stunning hike from the Learning Centre along high, dry coastal ridges, through lush green Douglas fir forests, to our amazing Great Beaver Swamp. Along the way we’ll note how changing moisture and soils bring drastic changes in the plant and animal life we see. Read more…

Overnight Programs (from $59/student)

Renewable Energy in Action (NEW!)

Learn about energy sustainability and why it matters, and have fun in nature at the same time! Students will gain experience and knowledge of solar photovoltaics, thermal solar, micro-hydro and micro-wind and will apply them through hands-on demonstrations. Learn more…

Backcountry Experience (3 days, 2 nights)

Engage with the wild back-country through natural history activities, and gain wildlife awareness. Learn to navigate with a compass through rare coastal old-growth forests. Read more…

Forest Forensics Restoration Field School
(3 days, 2 nights)

Based at our very own Millard Learning Centre, join an award-winning effort to restore an ecosystem to its flourishing potential. Learn the skills required to make a forest healthy again—through hands-on forest mapping, surveying and orienteering. Includes a detailed teaching guide. Learn more…

Advanced Restoration Field School (6 days, 5 nights)

Includes the activities above—plus, students have the opportunity to create their own restoration program for a plantation forest. Read more… 

The Future of Food Field School (3 days, 2 nights)

Concerned about food security in a changing world? Dig into sustainable, climate-resilient agriculture in Galiano’s own Forest Garden. Students will gain hands-on experience with earth-friendly farming techniques, in a Forest Garden that mimics natural, local ecosystems. Learn more…

Build-Your-Own Overnight Programs

Spend one or two nights at the beautiful Millard Learning Centre on Galiano, and fill your days with your choice of our amazing day programs. Click on one of the options below to get started. 

One day, one night adventure 

Choose a full day of eco-educational programs, and then stay round out the experience with an overnight stay at our 188-acre Millard Learning Centre.  Learn more…

Two-day, one-night adventure 

Two full days of programming, plus one night camping at the Learning Centre on beautiful Galiano Island. Learn more…

Two-day, two-night adventure

Make it an educational retreat with two full days experiencing Galiano Conservancy’s curriculum-based eco-education programs, with two overnights camping at our one-of-a-kind Millard Learning Centre. Learn more…

Three-day, two-night adventure

Make it an educational retreat with three full days experiencing Galiano Conservancy’s curriculum-based eco-education programs, with two overnights camping at our one-of-a-kind Millard Learning Centre. Learn more…

Not sure where to start? Here are our Program FAQs. 

Getting to Galiano is Easy

Galiano Island is located midway between Vancouver and Victoria, easily accessible via BC Ferries. Walk on, and we’ll meet you on the other side with our school bus. More information here. 

Bursaries Are Available

Bursaries are available, and significantly reduce program fees. Apply here.

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(250) 539-2424

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