Tofino Mudflats, Clayoquot Sound. Photo: Wayne Barnes.


The Raincoast Education Society

The mission of the Raincoast Education Society is to help shape an environmentally sustainable future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship. Photo: Wayne Barnes.

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Outdoor Education Field Trip to Ahous Bay, Vargas Island (June 2012), Photo Dan Harrison


School Programs

Our outdoor education school programs are focused on connecting youth with the rich environmental and cultural identity of the region and building a life-long appreciation and respect for the natural world. Photo: Dan Harrison.

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Speaker Series: Dr. John Ford

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Past Exploitation and Current Status of Marine Mammals in British Columbia

When: Thursday, November 6 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Ecolodge Classroom, Tofino Botanical Gardens
Cost: $5

BC Hydro Community Champions Finalists

The Raincoast Education Society has made the finalist list for the BC Hydro Community Champions video contest. If successful, we'd receive $10,000 towards our environmental education and energy conservation programs.

Help us out by watching the video, voting daily until November 30th, and sharing!

Elementary School Programs

"After a lesson in recognizing signs of animal tracks, students were tasked with tracking me in the bush by following my foot prints, broken and disturbed vegetation, my calls and my popcorn trail (made all the more difficult by the murder of crows eating my tracks!)." - Brady Clarke, Raincoast Education Coordinator

Speaker Series: Dr. Jackie Windh

Around Clayoquot Sound in 100 Million Years: A Geological History of the Region

When: Thursday, November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Ecolodge Classroom, Tofino Botanical Gardens
Cost: $5