The Raincoast Institute offers high-quality continuing education courses that inspire adults and young adults to connect with natural ecosystems.
Our field classes are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the rich natural landscape of Clayoquot Sound. Designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Clayoquot Sound provides a unique opportunity to study the interconnections between the rich marine ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean and some of the largest tracts of old-growth coastal temperate rainforest in the world.
Rooted in the Nuu-chah-nulth philosophy of Hishuk-ish-tsawalk (everything is connected/everything is one), our courses provide opportunities to study natural ecosystems from a holistic perspective, and to engage with specific ecological components through hands-on, outdoor-based learning. Each course focuses on different aspects of the complex ecosystems of the region, from fungi to birds to wolves and more.
We are in the process of finalizing dates for our 2018 courses.
For more information on our courses, last year's itineraries are posted below.