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Sierra Club BC Education Road Trip: Vancouver Island

This fall, Kirsten and I had the mission of hitting the road on two separate trips to teach across Vancouver Island. We had the pleasure of visiting School Districts 68, 69, 71, 72, 84 and 85 and working with new schools, students, and teachers.

Site C and the mercury problem

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations are pursuing legal action over the Site C dam with the goal of stopping the dam completely. Adrienne Peacock has provided this guest blog shining a light on the problem of mercury contamination of fish, one of the issues raised in the court case.

Our favourite nature science books

To mark Science Literacy Week, the Sierra Club BC Education Team has come up with a list of our favourite nature science books for students, teachers and learners of all ages. Check it out and share with fellow science lovers!

The forest action taker's guide

If you know what’s happening to Vancouver Island's ancient old-growth rainforests and you want to do more than send a letter, this blog is for you.

On Clayoquot Sound anniversary, Sierra Club BC map shows more than 30 per cent of Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth rainforest destroyed since protests

While many of BC’s trees are going up in flames, the most resilient provincial forests that are less prone to fire – intact old-growth rainforests – continue to be clearcut in most parts of the province. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic Clayoquot Sound mass arrest, a new Sierra Club BC map and data show more than thirty per cent of Vancouver Island’s remaining productive old-growth rainforest in 1993 was destroyed in just the last twenty-five years.