|“Outdoor Ed is the reason I graduated high school”
“The best experience of my high school career”
“So much better than being in a classroom, the teachers rock”
Specialist High Skills Major -Environment
Students in grade 11 and 12 take a 2-period Outdoor Education class where they learn how to survive, navigate, and safely explore in the wilderness. Student also complete a 2-period co-operative education placement. Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to build leadership skills and confidence by demonstrating their expertise in wilderness survival situations.
Canoe Trip: Experience Algonquin Park by paddling, portaging, and camping for 4 days.
Hiking Trip: Backpack 30-40 km over a period of 3 days through various terrains.
Winter Camping Trip: Work together to survive in the wilderness and thrive in winter.
Solo Trip: Spend 12 hours alone in the wild. The true test of a survivor’s skills.
Students in the Outdoor Education SHSM have the opportunity to gain practical certifications including:
|Global Positioning Systems
Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA)
Pleasure Craft Operator
Search and Rescue
Animal and Plant Management