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
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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 #6: All about Berries
Today, it is all about Berries! Challenge starts June 1st and finishes June 15th Here on Galiano Island, there is a big interest in ‘grazing’ through the woods. During the spring, we love to eat the new tips of a Douglas Fir, taste the young, bright green Salal leaves, and find some delicious Oyster Mushrooms […]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
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
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