The students will be engaging in 7 outdoor education modules from the Wildlife Strand of courses in Career and Technology Studies.
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Topics include how to select gear such as packs, tents, sleeping bags, and clothing, how to plan backcountry meals and menus and how to set up camp.
Then, on an easy 2 night trip in Kananaskis, you'll have the chance to put it all together and practice.
Time will also be spent learning about wildlife native to Alberta. Students will also gain valuable knowledge in Leave No Trace (LNT) low impact wilderness use and will leave the course as certified trainers in this discipline.
WLD1010 Introduction to Wildlife
WLD1060 Wilderness Navigation
WLD1100 Outdoor Cooking Theory
WLD1130 Outdoor Survival Skills
WLD1910 Wildlife Project (Student driven learning)
WLD2100 Outdoor Cooking Practice
WLD2950 WLD Intermediate Practicum
Dates: The course is offered two times.
The course will be from will be July 4-21/2017
Credits Offered: 7High School Credits from the Wildlife Strand (Wildlife Study, Navigation, Cooking Skills, Trip Planning/Execution, Certification in Leave No Trace)
Cost: $200 includes: some of the food, gear (tents, packs, cooking equipment), course and certification fees for Leave No Trace, course materials, transportation
Student Responsibility: Sleeping Bag, personal clothing and rain gear, some food for the day and multi-night trip
A parent night will be held at the beginning of the course to discuss the nature of the program and to answer any questions the parents may have.