2021 Event Info & Registration
What is Teacher Pro-D Camp?
Discover new techniques for engaging students with nature and science
Teacher Pro-D Camp: Three days of professional development, collaboration, and outdoor fun for teachers and teacher candidates. Through hands-on activities, group discussion (and, of course, hiking, exploring, and eating together) we will share ways to bring the science curriculum to life and get your class outside.
Three days on beautiful Galiano Island
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.
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.
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.
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.