Educational opportunities with Raincoast
Our education programs aim to inspire, prepare, and empower the next generation of conservation leaders. Through engaging virtual, classroom, field, and boat-based learning, we connect students to British Columbia’s coastal environment and conservation issues.
Online education: Coastal Insights
Our Coastal Insight online learning series brings science, stories, culture, and conservation to people and classrooms everywhere. This season, we are collaborating with our First Nations partners to bring you a new online learning experience that takes a “two eyed seeing” approach to understanding the coast and conservation challenges weaving together Indigenous and Western knowledge systems to understand nature.
Outdoor Education: Salish Sea Emerging Stewards
Raincoast’s Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program is designed to help inspire a new generation of conservation leaders in the Salish Sea. We connect local youth with Raincoast scientists and Salish Sea Indigenous knowledge holders through a variety of nature-based experiential learning activities.
Our approach is community engaged, collaborative, and inclusive
In collaboration with an extensive network of community partners that lend their expertise, our multi-faceted programs engage students through place-based learning, mentorship, and leadership training.
All of our programs use the “two-eyed seeing” guiding principle, or the braiding of strengths from Indigenous and Western Knowledge systems to approach learning about environmental conservation and stewardship.
The programs align with the BC curriculum and are geared towards High School students (grade 8-12) in the subjects of science, social studies, geography, and Indigenous studies in BC.
All of our online learning programs are 100% free for educators to access anywhere, anytime. To reduce barriers to experiential and place-based learning, full sponsorship for our boat-based learning program is available to local Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth from underserved communities throughout Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
For more information on any of our education programs, please contact:
Support our programming
You can join us and support the Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program.
Sponsors & supporters
- First West Foundation
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
- Nature's Path
- Sitka Society for Conservation
- TD friends of the Environment
- TELUS Vancouver Community Board
- The Barraclough Foundation
- The Greygates Foundation
- The Hamber Foundation
- Vancouver Foundation
- Victoria Foundation
- WWF Go Wild