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

MAY 1-3, 2015

The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates the impressive annual shorebird migration with a series of educational birding activities throughout the region. We draw on local and visiting experts to participate in the festival, offering guest lectures, birding workshops, boat trips and much more!

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Raincoast Bulletin 2015

Click to view this introduction to the 2015 projects and programs of the Raincoast Education Society!

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

Field School

Our field 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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Birds of the West Coast (Weekend Field-Course)

with instructor Dr. Barb Beasley
May 22–24, 2015    
Tofino, BC

This weekend course will introduce you to the unique adaptations and ecology of West Coast birds.

Tofino Ambassador Program

Course dates are up for 2015 spring/summer Tofino Ambassador Program!

Raincoast Institute

The Raincoast Institute offers a range of weekend field-courses taught by local and visiting experts. This year's first course is Birds of the West Coast with Dr. Barb Beasley on May 22-24.

Tofino Shorebird Festival

May 1-3

The 18th annual Tofino Shorebird Festival is almost here! See this year's amazing lineup of birding events!