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To the Raincoast Education Society

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Our goal is to increase outdoor learning opportunities for youth.

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We inspire adults and young adults to connect with natural ecosystems through education.

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We host events throughout the year to promote ecological education and community stewardship.

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Our Mission:

“To shape an environmentally sustainable future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship.”

Our aim is to enable citizens within and beyond the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region to participate knowledgeably, effectively and responsibly in the work of shaping this future for our region and for our planet.

We seek to accomplish our mission by delivering a broad range of high-quality educational and interpretive programs such as field school, speaker series, summer camps, school programs, and events focused on the natural environment, cultures, and communities of the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region.

Our work is focused on four key areas:

We believe that healthy ecosystems and healthy communities are interconnected and that knowledge is the bond that strengthens that connection. Operating in Clayoquot Sound for almost two decades has taught us that the most meaningful and transformative programs are those that get people out onto the land and water. That is why we offer the majority of our programs outdoors, whether it’s surveying eelgrass meadows with citizen scientists or guiding local youth up lush rainforest valleys.

What’s happening:

The Raincoast Education Society is a bustling little organization! From field school trips and community beach seines to summer camps and educational courses, we offer a wide variety of year-round programming to engage locals and visitors alike with the natural world.

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If you have any questions about our courses, our events, or just us in general – we’re here to help!

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Support our mission to help shape an environmentally sensitive future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region (West Coast Vancouver Island, BC) through education and community stewardship. Our aim is to enable citizens within and beyond the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region to participate knowledgeably, effectively and responsibly in the work of shaping this future for our region and for our planet.

The Raincoast Education Society is a registered Canadian charity (893198614RR0001).