Ms. Arensten's Grade 1/2 class
Another fun day cruising the Ucluelet Harbour looking for wildlife with Jamie's Whaling Station and Subtidal Adventures! We also had a fun scavenger hunt and did some dockside exploring with the women from the Ucluelet Aquarium!
Mr. Garand's grade 3 Class
We spent a great day exploring the kelp forests just offshore of Little Beach with Relic Surf School, playing beach games, competing in an intertidal scavenger hunt and building driftwood forts. We were surprised to discover that there was predominately giant kelp in the Little Beach cove. I was amazed that the students have such an incredibly diverse and rich ecosystem barely a block from their classroom! We live in such an incredible place. Thanks again to Relic Surf School for all of their support!
Raincoast Field School, Ucluelet, Spring Sessions (May 31)
Ms. Green's 4/5/6 Class
Raincoast Field School, Ucluelet, Spring Sessions (May 24)
Ms. Wilsons K/1 class
Students were treated to a wildlife-filled boat tour with Jamie's Whaling Station and Subtidal Adventures. We got up close and friendly with California Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Jellyfish, and Kingfishers. Afterwards we were able to explore the subsurface world in the Ucluelet Aquarium. Thanks to sponsor Jamie's Whaling Station, Subtidal Adventures and the Ucluelet Aquarium for making this trip possible.
Raincoast Field School, Ucluelet, Spring Sessions (May17)
Ms. Wilson's Grade 2 Class
The students travelled out to Lost Shoe Creek where they hiked through and played games in an old growth forest, a second growth forest, a second growth restored forest and a clear cut. They also collected salmon smolts and collected data for Central Westcoast Forest Society. Finally, they put in a lot of hard work pulling alder saplings from the riparian zone and replaced them with cedars and spruce saplings. For years into the future they can look upon Lost Shoe Creek with pride in their work. I think we have some future tree planters in this crew! A big thank you to Central Westcoast Forest Society and our sponsor Jaimie's Whaling Station.
Raincoast Field School, Ucluelet, Spring Sessions (May 10)
Ms Cirella's Grade 3/4 Class
Week 2 of our innaugral Raincoast Field School in Ukee! The grade 3/4 students boarded a Jaimie's Whaling Station zodiac and ventured out to the George Frazer Islands in Barkley Sound for a day of exploring, investigating tide pools, harvesting traditional Nuu-chah-nulth foods with Melody Charlie and, through a spirited beach clean up, leaving the islands better than we found them. Thanks again to our sponsor Jaimie's Whaling Station for making this all possible.
Raincoast Field School, Spring Sessions (May 3)
Ms. Hansen’s grade 6/7 class (Tofino) and Ms. Kinvig’s grade 6/7 class (Ukee)
The oldest students in Ucluelet and Tofino elementary schools got together for a jam-packed surf day! Thanks to the guidance from awesome instructors at Pacific Surf School students got to spend the morning in the ocean together, and then have lunch over a beach bonfire. Some students made new friends over a game of ankle tag – and now they can’t wait until grade 8 (high school) to hang out again!