Off the Beaten Path – Cambie Secondary Treks Galiano’s Wilderness

Cambie Secondary School students ventured boldly forward into the lush Galiano wilderness for a 3 day and 2 night Back Country Experience. These keen explorers—the majority of whom were completely new to backpacking—were introduced to the basics of navigation, bush-camp life & wilderness safety. Day 1 – The Hike Upon their arrival from Richmond, BC the […]

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Bees and Seed Bombs with Rockheights Middle School

This past Thursday and Friday we were excited to welcome Rockheights Middle Schoolers from Esquimalt for a Two-Day, One-Night Adventure. This enthusiastic group of grade eight students participated in a pilot of our new People, Plants, and Pollinators program followed by our established Forest Ecology Program. Our pollinator program kicked off with an introduction to […]

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Our Bursaries: An Inspiring Testimonial

Maia Green is a Grade 8 teacher at Rock Heights Middle School in Esquimalt, BC. Her class did a Two-Day, One Night Adventure program at the Millard Learning Centre. Over the course of their two-day stay they did a Future of Food Program in conjunction with the newly piloted program, People, Plants & Pollinators in […]

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South Delta Secondary Goes Intertidal

We were delighted to host South Delta Secondary School on June 11, 2018 for Marine Investigations, our popular intertidal exploration program.  The students were lucky enough to find a couple of opalescent nudibranchs (sea slugs) as well as a large red rock crab and a lion’s mane jellyfish. We also found several crab moults (their shed skeleton) […]

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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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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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