Rocking a Two-Day Adventure

On June 5th and 6th, 26 creative elementary students from Vancouver’s Henry Hudson School joined us for two days of hands-on eco experience. Galiano Conservancy Association’s Two-Day, One Night Adventure is a chance for schools from the city (and elsewhere) to stay overnight on beautiful Galiano Island, and spend their days taking part in transformative, […]

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Galiano Conservancy’s Annual Battle of the Broom

The yellow blooms that pepper rocky outcrops and disturbed slopes each spring signal the advent of the Galiano Conservancy’s annual Scotch broom removal campaign. As has become tradition, interns and the summer students, led by the fearless Jenna Falk, hike up the face of Mount Sutil every year armed with loppers and harnesses, ready to […]

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pulling down a tree

A Two-Day Adventure on Galiano Island

On May 16th and 17th, students from the Middle Years Shared Ecological Education Centre (MY SEEC), from Salt Spring Island, visited our Learning Centre for one of our Two-Day Educational Adventures. This is a program where groups stay overnight at the Millard Learning Centre, and during the day take part in two of our hands-on […]

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Bye-Bye, Salmon Fry!

With a goodbye cheer, the chum salmon raised by the Galiano Community School were released into their new home at Grieg Creek. Using the Salmon in the Classroom curriculum, the students starting by doing a stream survey: measuring the water temperature, flow rate and pH, as well as assessing the habitat. After making sure the […]

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Herbal Harvest 2018– Spring Bloom Edition

Galiano Conservancy’s intern Yucco T attended our spring Herbal Harvest. Here are her impressions and her photographs.  Note: We’ve just announced our Autumn Herbal Harvest. We hope you can join us.  It was beautiful spring day. We learned that there are so many edible plants around us, and that everything has a lot of functions. We […]

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Bat Box Workshop on March 31st 2018

We made 12 Bat Boxes!! Frieda, who conducted acoustic monitoring at Laughlin Lake and along the island in 2017 and confirmed 10 different bat species, gave us a fun opportunity and interesting knowledge about bats. Hope these Bat Boxes connect us to various bats on Galiano Island and help us learn more about them. And […]

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Relaxing after a hard days work in a patch of Mt. Sutil’s Garry Oak Ecosystem

Learning and Working in Environmental Conservation: One Student Looks Back

Author: Katie Kushneryk, undergraduate student in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies Last autumn, in November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Community and Regional Coastal-Marine Conservation. As an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Marine Biology, this field course […]

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Music for the Environmental Soul

The Musical Walkalong for Learning: An Outpouring of Art, a Gift to Students (Photos by Britt McLeod) Each August on Galiano Island, something amazing happens in the forest. Musicians, singers and performers make their way into the woods of one of Galiano’s protected natural areas… and they begin to play. As they fill the air […]

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An Overnight Adventure: Two Students Write

Two grade 9 students who recently took part in a Two-Day Adventure write about the experience. (The programs they took part in were Coastal Forests of Pebble Beach and Galiano Eco Safari.) Galiano: an Educational Journey By Eric Lee After two short ferry rides, we arrived on Galiano Island.  Once there, we began with an […]

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