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Guiding Principles

 

All of our programs include components related to leadership, nature science, environmental stewardship, outdoor education and community projects.

FALL PROGRAMMING

(Available from Monday to Friday)

THE AMAZING RACE: ORIENTEERING

 

 

Exploring the wilds of the area with a map, and basic compass work, students must quickly develop their route-finding skills to find points throughout the rugged terrain of ANSC.

 

AGRICULTURE: A LOCAL TO GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

 


Taking advantage of our Canadian roots in farming and forestry, students explore the local history, its resources, the global issues and impacts of our food systems today, from small-scale local organic to commercial agribusiness across the globe.

MYSTERIES OF THE WATER WORLD: FRESH WATER STUDIES

 

 

Exploring the fragile balance of life within a freshwater ecosystem; Looking at the aquatic world and its interconnected macro and micro-organisms of plant, animal and protozoan kingdoms, using digital microscopy and underwater photography.

WATER A MATTER OF LIFE

 

Fresh water is essential for our species to survive and its access has become one of the world’s major issues in today’s society. Students will be invited to investigate water quality using scientific tools.

NATIVE STUDIES A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

 


Students get a glimpse of the aboriginal philosophy by learning about the value placed on having a connection to the earth through practicing environmental stewardship and outdoor living traditions such as wild edibles and medicinal harvesting.

MOSSES, LICHENS AND FUNGUS


The morphology and classification of mosses, lichens and fungus will be explored via scientific and artistic approaches, allowing students to explore the world at their feet, at ground level. 

NAVIGATING THROUGH TIME

 


From map and compass, to GPS– An exploration of tools used in order to discover the world around us. 

 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

Students will learn and develop their outdoor skills through activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, orienteering, shelter building and fire making.