Workshop Description Join the GCA Education team for three days of professional development where you will learn how to take your class outside and bring your curriculum to life. Spend time exploring Galiano Island through educational hikes, beachcombing, star gazing and more. This workshop includes overnight camping at the Millard Learning Centre and plant-based meals. […]Continue reading
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Musical Walkalong for Learning 2022
Every Step You Take Brings A Child Closer to Nature Bring the whole family to celebrate nature-based learning, and experience live, outdoor music, art and dance at the beautiful Millard Learning Centre.Continue reading
DEEP Challenge #7: Finding your way!
A little bit about navigation! Challenge starts June 15th and finishes June 29th “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many a day, they gave up hope! This was a terrible handicap to them, because these ancient navigators had no compass nor any other instrument. The only way they could guide the ship was by the […]Continue reading
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-cleaning scavenger hunt. Join us in our Galiano-wide shoreline clean-up at any beach on Galiano of your choice! Need beach-cleaning supplies? Come to one of […]Continue reading
DEEP-Challenge #5: Wildflowers
Look out for wildflowers & press one of your favourite flowers Challenge starts May 18th and finishes June 1st Who doesn’t love flowers? Currently, the native plants on the Southern Gulf Islands & greater Victoria area are blooming in magnificent and diverse colours! See if you can spot all of the native wildflowers below: Do […]Continue reading
Deep-Challenge #4: Beachside Bingo
Beachside Bingo! Challenge starts May 4th and finishes May 17th Discover the vast biodiversity of British Columbia’s intertidal zones on a walk along the island’s shoreline and beaches. The 4th DEEP Challenge is for everyone, young and old, interested in all creatures of our magnificent shorelines. What are Tides? Tides are the vertical motion of […]Continue reading
Rockheights Sees under the Sea!
Throughout October, four grade 7/8 classes from Rockheights Middle School joined us for a special edition of the Conservancy’s popular marine program, “Marine Investigations.” Meet Desiree – Marine Conservation Specialist The Conservancy had the privilege of working with Desiree Bulger, a University of Victoria Masters candidate in Marine Biology for this series of marine education programs. With […]Continue reading
Rainforest Rangers—Claremont Secondary’s 2-Day Adventure
For a second year in a row, Claremont Secondary’s explorers braved the rain while discovering the phenomenal biodiversity of Galiano’s temperate Coastal Douglas Fir rainforest! Day 1: Swamps and Ridges of Eco-Safari While hiking the peaks and valleys of the Vanilla Leaf Nature Reserve lands, students actively studied the links between topography and plant diversity. In […]Continue reading
Pollinator Power! – Salt Spring Island Elementary’s Busy Bees
Salt Spring Island Elementary buzzed around the Millard Learning Centre Forest Garden and Forage Forest having participated in the GCA’s new People, Plants and Pollinators education program! The students flexed their green thumbs while building “lasagna” planting beds – a soil bulking method where nitrogen and carbon-rich organic materials are layered on top of each other. On top […]Continue reading