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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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