Discover new techniques for engaging students with nature and science.
Three days of professional development, collaboration, and outdoor fun for K-12 educators (teachers, TTOC’s, teacher aides, teacher candidates etc.). Through hands-on activities, group discussion (and, of course, hiking, exploring, and eating together) we will share ways to bring your curriculum to life and get your class outside.
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 20+ years.
Renewable Energy in Action
Energize your lesson plans with original hands-on activities games and experiments involving solar and wind renewable energy technologies.
A Working Forest Garden
Harvest plants for tea, and exchange teaching techniques for connecting students with people, plants, and pollinators.
Plus time to relax and
enjoy Galiano Island.
Getting to Galiano
Galiano Island is 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 sailing information
Camping at the Millard Learning Centre is included during the workshop. 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 are included for the duration of the Camp will be simple, plant-based and served buffet-style. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions.
2022 sample itinerary
Meals are plant-based and provided by a 3rd party caterer. On Saturday night, we give you the option to dine in with us or explore Galiano’s food scene and dine out. Our menu is subject to change based on the availability of locally-produced foods. Please disclose any dietary restrictions to us in advance when you fill out your pre-Camp info forms.
Registration: Purchase one or multiple tickets to register. Tickets include Millard Learning Centre camping fees and meals for the duration of the workshop (Fri Aug 12-Sun Aug 14).
Discounts: Speak with your Pro-D representative to see how you can get workshop costs covered by your district. Early Bird Sale on until April 30, 2022. Receive an additional 10% discount when you register three or more people. Enter this coupon code at the checkout to receive the group discount : Pr0DGroup3+
Thursday Night Camping [Optional Fee ]: Come a day early before the workshop begins to have extra time to explore Galiano. Camp fees are $30/person to sleep over on Thursday, August 11th. Please note food is NOT served on Thursday.
Camping Gear Rentals [Optional Fee]: Rent from us if you don’t have camping gear, see below for camping gear rental options.
Gear Rental Combo (Tent+Sleeping Bag & Mat +Headlamp)$30.00
Sleeping Bag Rental$15.00
Sleeping Mat Rental$10.00
Tickets are fully refundable up to 2 weeks before the Camp. Ticket proceeds will be forfeited for cancellations within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless the cancellation is due to COVID-19 reasons at which point we will defer your ticket proceeds to Teacher Pro-D Camp 2023. If we need to cancel the Camp on our end, we will refund you fully.
Contact Emily (GCA Education Coordinator) for more camp details or if you prefer cheque or other payment methods for camp registration.
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