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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Tofino Shorebird Festival

The 17th Annual Tofino Shorebird Festival will be held on May 2-4, 2014! We draw on local and visiting experts to participate in the festival, offering guest lectures, birding workshops, excursions and much more! Photo: Adrian Dorst

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Birds of the West Coast

With instructor Barb Beasley, PhD

This weekend course (taught in Tofino, BC, in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO biosphere reserve) will introduce participants to the unique adaptations and ecology of West Coast birds. Photo: Jeremy Koreski

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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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Raincoast Bulletin

Spring/Summer Newsletter

Browse the Spring/Summer 2014 Raincoast Bulletin for an introduction to the Raincoast Education Society's current programs and projects.

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Tofino Ambassador Program 2014

FREE training courses have begun!

•Introductory Course

•West Coast Ecology

•Nuu-chah-nulth Landscape

Register online now!

JOB POSTING: Education Coordinator

The Raincoast Education Society is currently seeking an Education Coordinator to fill a one-year maternity-leave position from July 1st, 2014 – July 1st, 2015. 

Speaker Series: Dr. Jay Cullen

The Fukushima Disaster and Radiation in the Pacific Ocean: What Does it Mean for British Columbia?

Date: Wed, April 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Tofino Community Hall (351 Arnet Rd)
Cost: $5

Speaker Series: Nikki Van Schyndel

Becoming Wild

Date: Wed, April 30
Time: @ 7:30 pm
Where: Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre (380 Campbell St)
Cost: $5