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​​​​​Specialist High Skills Major

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Our Education Team can help support your SHSM program across a variety of sectors.

​Certification and Training Courses

​Half Day (3 hours):

  • Species Identification – Trees
  • Species Identification – Plankton and Aquatic Microorganisms
  • Species Identification (3 options)
    • Benthic Invertebrates
    • Birds​
    • Small Mammals
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Wilderness First Aid *
    • Students must have completed Standard First Aid training prior to taking this course
  • Leadership Skills 

Full Day (6 hours):

  • Map, Compass and GPS
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Why not combine two half-day courses for a full day!

Courses are available at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre or may be available in your own school community. Courses include:

  • hands-on and experiential learning
  • delivery by OCT-certified teachers and outdoor education specialists
  • written and practical evaluations
  • certificates of completion for students

We’d love to hear from you!

What SHSM certification courses are you looking for? We are happy to work with you to design courses to meet your needs. We also offer teacher training opportunities, cooperative education placements and reach-ahead experiences that align with students’ interests.

For pricing and additional information contact:
905-895-1281 or education@LSRCA.on.ca