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August 16-18, 2019

Join Us For The First Ever

Science Camp for Teachers

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Discover new techniques for engaging students with science.

What is Science Camp for Teachers?

It’s three days of workshops, collaboration, and outdoor fun for teachers who specialize in the science curriculum.  Through guest speakers, hands-on workshops, group discussion (and, of course, hiking, exploring, and eating together) we will share ways to bring the science curriculum to life.

Three days on beautiful Galiano Island

Program Highlights

Teach at the Beach

Discover the intertidal life of the Gulf Islands, and get your feet wet with techniques for connecting students to the life on our shores.

The Wisdom of the Trees

Walk the Millard Learning Centre’s Coastal Forest and learn how to engage your students’ senses with tactile forest activities. We have been doing innovative forest education for 30 years.

Renewable Energy in Action

Energize your lesson plans with original hands-on activities games and experiments involving solar, wind and hydro renewable energy technologies.

A Working Forest Garden

Harvest plants for tea, and exchange teaching techniques for connecting students with people, plants, and pollinators.

(…with a little free time just to hang out.)

Who are we?

Galiano Conservancy Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect, steward and restore Galiano Island ecosystems by creating a network of natural areas where we provide opportunities to inspire a love of nature.

We envision a future where ecosystem health and human health mutually support each other in the lands and waters of Galiano Island, inspiring sustainable living on the island and beyond.

Where are we?

Science Camp for Teachers takes place at the Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island. Galiano is located about halfway between Vancouver and Victoria in BC’s Southern Gulf Islands.

Located on the southwest shore of Galiano Island, the Millard Learning Centre property is 188 acres and features over 2 kilometres of waterfront, two seasonal streams, wetlands, and over 80 acres of mature forest. It is adjacent to a protected area that features cormorant nesting cliffs and rare peregrine falcon habitat.


Logistics

Getting Here

We are easily accessible via BC Ferries, from either Tsawwassen (Vancouver) or Swartz Bay (Victoria.) If you’re bringing a car from the Vancouver side, you’ll want to reserve your spot on the ferry in advance. More details are here.

Sleeping

Camping at the Millard Learning Centre is included. The campsite is tent-only (on well-defined tent pads), but has access to the Millard Learning Centre classroom building which has flush toilets, showers, and places to charge devices.

If you require camping gear we can provide it for a small fee.  If you would like to sleep off-site, Galiano Island has many other accommodations available.

Eating

Meals will be simple and served buffet-style. Lunches will be sandwiches; dinners will be a barbecue or something similar. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

Download the full program here.

Price: $350 per participant

Attendance is limited. Book your spot here.

10% discount for groups of 5 or more paying as a single purchase online.
Use the code SciCampGroup5+

Questions? Drop us a note in the comment box below.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi there, I have taught a variety of primary grades over the years but currently teach Kindergarten (French Immersion). I’m not worried about the French piece but is this amazing opportunity geared towards lower primary at all or is it more specifically for higher Science levels?
    Thanks!
    Agnes

    • Hi Agnes,

      Lessons from our sea, forest and sustainable agriculture sessions are adaptable for K-12, however the Renewable Energy lessons are geared more towards Grades 5-10. Typiquement nous n’offrons pas nos programmes en français, mais je suis bilingue si jamais tu as des questions lors du camp 🙂

    • Hi Simone,

      This program is geared towards late elementary to early high school years (approximately grades 5-10). Many components of this program can be adapted for younger or older years.

  2. Hi. I work at an independent school and there are 6 to 8 of us interested in possibly attending this program. What are the payment options if the school is paying for multiple people to attend?

    • Hi Emily,

      The school may pay via cash/cheque addressed and mailed to the Galiano Conservancy Association or online (credit card) through our website. If you choose to pay online, the school can purchase tickets by clicking on the link on this page. A 2.2% credit card processing fee will apply to online purchases. No additional charges will apply to mailed cash/ cheques, and we will email you an invoice.

      If you require any assistance with purchasing your tickets, or have any other questions about the event please contact me at 250-539-2424 or bookings@galianoconservancy.ca

      Kindly,

      Emily Francis
      Acting Education Coordinator

      Ps. Our mailing address is

      Galiano Conservancy Association
      2540 Sturdies Bay Road RR#1
      Galiano Island, BC
      V0N 1P0

  3. We have a discount code for groups of 5 or more who book together, and pay as a single purchase, here on the website. The code is SciCampGroup5+.

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