Fall Fundraiser

Please help us keep the Raincoast Field School program running through 2020 and beyond; make a donation during our matching campaign this September!

Our Ask

We are reaching out to ask for your support to help us ensure Field School remains a key component of the educational experience that children in our community can count on.

For the month of September every dollar also doubles. Donations up to a total of $35,000 will be matched by Long Beach Lodge Resort and two very generous community members. Help us reach our matching goal! Donations made online through the link above will be processed by Clayoquot Biosphere Trust to ensure that the RES receives 100% of donations with no overhead or transaction fees.

Donate online by clicking here or by cheque.

Cheques can be mailed to:

Raincoast Education Society, PO Box 815, Tofino B.C. V0R 2Z0

Our Organization

The Raincoast Education Society has been operating as a non-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity since 2000. We’ve been proud to serve the communities of our region for the last 20 years, and we are excited to see what the next 20 bring! From youth education programs like Raincoast Field School to in-depth workshops like our Raincoast Institute courses, from community events like Shorebird Festival to collaborative scientific research projects aimed at learning more about our local ecosystems, the RES strives to reflect the priorities and concerns of the people in our region.

Raincoast Field School

No program is closer to our heart than Raincoast Field School, through which we engage over 500 students, running up to 200 field trips per year. When schools closed this past spring, we shifted to offer twice-weekly online programming filmed right here at home, keeping kids excited and engaged with interactive videos, scavenger hunts, and homework challenges. Field School is a unique opportunity for students in our elementary schools to learn about science and stewardship in a stimulating, hands-on way, right in their own backyard. It’s the kind of program you won’t find anywhere else! Since it began in 2006, Raincoast Field School has been entirely funded by the RES, offered to every single student in every single class (K-7) at no cost to their parents, their teachers, or the school. We are only able to run this program with the generous support of our donors – local businesses and individuals who care about what we do and support us in our mission year after year.

Double your Dollars!

Every dollar helps, but for the entire month of September every dollar also doubles, as ALL donations up to $35,000 will be matched by Long Beach Lodge Resort and two very generous and committed members of our community! Please support our commitment to offer a full year of Field School programming in Tofino and Ucluelet by helping us meet our matching goal. We thank you all for your support, and we gratefully acknowledge Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s support of this campaign, our long-time partner in sustainability education in the Biosphere Region. The CBT is administering this matching campaign so that the RES receives 100% of donations with no overhead or transaction fees.

Support our work your community education the environment

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).

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