Youth Education

Our youth education programs reach over 1,000 youth per year. We work hard to design and deliver a broad range of high-caliber outdoor education programs that inspire local youth to get outside, think critically, and become actively engaged in building a sustainable future.

Raincoast Field School

Raincoast Field School is an outdoor education program designed to meet BC curricular outcomes while providing hands-on learning opportunities for students in our local public schools. It is a collaborative program developed by the Raincoast Education Society (RES) and the teachers at the Tofino and Ucluelet elementary schools. Field trips and activities are led by a qualified full-time instructor with extensive experience as a science educator, and encompass multiple aspects of curricular outcomes including science, numeracy and literacy. Many outings also feature traditional Aboriginal knowledge provided by a First Nations Cultural Educator. The program is constantly evolving, with lessons being built or recycled to best fit with the unique themes of each class as determined by the teacher.

Youth Camps

Every summer, we offer a broad range of camps to engage local and visiting children and youth. Our summer camps offer fun, activity-based learning opportunities focused on the rich marine and rainforest ecosystems of the region. Summer is a time of plenty and our camps provide youth with excellent opportunities to understand the natural abundance of the region, from salmon to whales to berries and more.

School Programs

The Raincoast Education Society works with visiting elementary and secondary schools to provide hands-on, field-based programs in Clayoquot and Barkley Sound. Our school programs offer unique and immersive learning opportunities to connect youth with the rich environmental and cultural identity of the region and build a life-long appreciation and respect for the natural world.

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