Protecting Quadra Hill and the Mt. Sutil Extension

Saving Rare Habitats on Galiano Island – Two Major Wins for Environmental Conservation GALIANO ISLAND, [January 2, 2024] – The Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA), an environmental nonprofit and one of the first registered land trusts ever established in British Columbia, is committed to preserving Galiano Island’s natural beauty and diversity. The recent protection of Quadra […]

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Teacher Pro D Camp 2022

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. […]

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Edible Forest program, Forest Garden, Girl Scouts

Program Spotlight on Edible Forest

Spring is budding and blooming with scents, colours and edibles in the Galiano Conservancy’s remarkable Forest Garden! The Forest Garden is modeled on permaculture, which mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of the natural plant and animal community that occur in the surrounding environment. We recently introduced our new Environmental Education program, Edible Forest in […]

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Beach, ocean, students, school programs

10 Reasons to Choose Galiano School Programs

Why pick school programs on on Galiano?  1. First, there’s our 188 acre off-the-grid living classroom at the Millard Learning Centre.  Visit for the day, or stay overnight with your class at this rustic and comfortable facility. The Learning Centre boasts green technology and infrastructure that is a model for sustainable community living within the […]

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Galiano: A Hub for Innovative Ecological Restoration

Experiential Field Schools Some of the most advanced and community-driven restoration programs in the region are offered here on Galiano Island. For four summers, Professor Eric Higgs has brought UVic students to the island for a field course in Advanced Principles and Practices in Ecological Restoration. Students can choose from a variety of projects—summer 2016 […]

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Chemistry Beakers

Spring Science Camps!

Welcome spring with some fun experiments on Chemical Magic and Weather systems! Using common kitchen components we will conduct some crazy science experiments. We will be looking into Chemical Magic and Weather systems which include the Alchemists Lab, Acid Tests and Reactions, Stormy Skies and Mini oil-spill clean-up. Who: Ages 9 – 12 When: Fridays […]

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