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VIDEO - Outdoor Education Academy

September 12, 2016


Beginning in September 2017, the new Outdoor Education Academy will be a one-year program available to all grade ten students. Offered out of Sutherland Secondary, the academy will get students out of the classroom and into nature. It will provide hands-on experiences that break down traditional boundaries between subject areas and offer interdisciplinary learning in science, math, humanities, language, and physical and health education. Students will learn curricular components in ways that are connected to real-life outdoor experiences, while also focusing on sustainability and personal leadership development.

Registration for the Outdoor Education Academy begins in January 2017. The cost is $2500 per student, which covers the costs of trips, activities, basic equipment and supplies. Grade nine students will be invited to apply for the academy in fall 2016 following an information meeting for students and families that will be held at Sutherland Secondary on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

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