All about wetlands and climate change

Join the Galiano Conservancy Associations (GCA) experienced education team to learn about freshwater ecosystems, the creatures that live within them, and how they are affected by climate change and other human-related disturbances. BC Curriculum links to science for grades 4-8! The GCA is working hard to restore historical wetlands and increase our resilience to climate change. Discover the steps, and teach your students about the importance of ecological restoration, as you learn how GCA took degraded agricultural land and transformed it into healthy wetland habitat.

During this workshop, watch live water bugs in action as we discuss their amazing adaptations, food-chain relationships, pollution-population dynamics and taxonomic classifications.

Learn how to take your class to a nearby wetland. We'll talk about what materials you need, how to ethically and safely collect freshwater invertebrates, strategies to identify insects for beginners and more!

The Galiano Conservancy Association offers a variety of in-person K-12 field trips at our home-base, the Millard Learning Centre, on Galiano Island. For more information see: or contact our Education Coordinator (Ria Okuda) at 250-539-2424 or

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Cloud in a Jar Experiment

-Large Glass jar you can fit your hand into

-Rubber Cleaning Glove




12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

This session is full.


  • Galiano Conservancy
    Ria Okuda

    Ria Okuda was born and raised on Galiano; she then went across the country to Montreal where she studied at McGill University. After Graduating with her BSc in Biology Rias’ love for travel took her too many parts of the world where she gained experience in different cultures and field studies. She has now returned to beautiful Galiano to raise her family and continue her passion and enthusiasm for education, conservation and Galiano’s community. She has been working as an educator for the GCA for over 4 years and is now the Education Coordinator.