Summer 2020

June 8, 2020

As summer approaches, the communities of the Clayoquot Biosphere Region are resetting and re-imagining our future during the COVID-19 recovery phases and beyond. This issue highlights upcoming education programming both for visitors and residents alike. At this point, most learning opportunities are online, fitting with current provincial guidelines that BC residents stay close to home and restrict non-essential travel. Please continue to follow provincial guidelines and when the time for travel resumes, check our local Destination organizations Tourism Tofino and Tourism Ucluelet before planning a trip to the west coast.

Join organizations such as the Wild Pacific Trail Society, Raincoast Education Society, and Ucluelet Aquarium online to learn about coastal beaches, forests, bogs, and more! Also, sea kayak guide training is now being delivered in-person, using measures to ensure participant and instructor safety in light of COVID-19. Learning opportunities for local residents include a filmmaking course for educators and a workshop series about the global Sustainable Development Goals, so we can join together to #BuildBackBetter and ensure a future where no one is left behind.

We hope you stay safe, enjoy these programs, and have a Happy World Oceans Day!

Global Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 global Sustainable Development Goals are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity, for people and the planet, adopted by all United Nations Member States. Join your community to learn more about how we can all work toward the global goals together!
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Educational Filmmaking
An introduction to digital video content creation for West Coast NEST's regional partners working in community environmental and education sectors. Taught by Stefania Gorgopa of Raincoast Education Society, gain hands on experience writing stories, setting up a shot, building a scene, and start sharing your content today!
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Sea Kayak Guide Training
If you love kayaking and would like to develop the outdoor and leadership skills needed to share your passion with others, consider joining SKILS for one of their Sea Kayak Guide training courses this summer!
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Online learning with Clayoquot Biosphere region organizations
From the sea shore to bogs to gardening tips to watersheds! Many local organizations are providing online lessons and resources while they plan for safe ways to begin in-person learning again. Check out the many opportunities in our Event listings.
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May 22nd marked the International Day for Biological Diversity, a United Nations-designated day to encourage us to participate in activities to celebrate and reflect on the importance of biological diversity. In this story, we discuss what biological diversity is, how maintaining biological diversity is tied to human survival, and some great ideas of ways we can all support biological diversity!