The Northern Environmental Research Program is a four credit program which will be offered to Grade 12 students, during the second semester of the 2021/2022 year. This program is designed for students who enjoy the outdoors and who may be interested in pursuing a post secondary college or university career in natural resources, natural sciences or environmental sciences. Students will be involved in a wide variety of projects which will include data collection, analysis, and communication of information as part of on-going monitoring and scientific research with numerous local agencies and associations involved in natural resource management and environmental monitoring. Students will have opportunities to work with fish, wildlife and forestry specialists and have input into the provincial data base of land and natural resources information. They will also gain valuable experience that will help with future studies in environment and resource management at the college or university level, as well as experience and contacts for future jobs.
Successful completion of these credits, along with other designated courses, will earn the student a “Specialist High Skills Major in the Environment” seal on the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, as well as acknowledgement on the student’s final transcript.
Enhanced Program Contribution: $375.00 (some assistance may be available)
1. Standard First Aid & CPR
1. Winter Tree ID/Twig Collection
Courses: CGR4M Environment and Resource Management (college/university)
CGO4M Geomatics: Geotechnologies in Action (college/university)
2X CGR4MCO Environment and Resource Management Co-op (college/university)
Remote Lake Access Mapping
Eagle’s Nest Trail Development
Endangered Species Inventory
Northern Environmental Research & Development (N.E.R.D.S) timelines 2019/2020 (Pdf)
Northern Environmental Research & Development (N.E.R.D.S) clothing and equipment requirements (Pdf)