Children and educators at the University of Victoria Child Care Services are part of an ongoing (threeyear
plus) inquiry about children’s immediate common worlds. They are exploring new ways of learning
and living with other species in the beautiful and plentiful Lekwungen-speaking peoples’ territory. The
stories highlight moments from their multispecies inquiry, including instances of paying attention to
who else lives in Haro Woods, learning to care with and for their red wiggler compost bin companions,
and working in the community garden plot that they maintain. The goal of the inquiry is to open up
approaches to children’s relations with place, materials and other species at a time of climate change,
species extinction, and other environmental damage.