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Environmental Studies 12

Are you looking for a unique and exciting new learning adventure that combines environmental education, community leadership, hands-on exploration and an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team? What if you could do all of that while earning credits towards graduation at the same time?

The Environmental Studies 12 program at the Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) is offering a groundbreaking new way of learning that goes beyond the traditional classroom to make use of the natural and community resources of Saturna Island as a rich and diverse environmental classroom.

Explore English 12, Geography 12 or Geology 12 with an integrated environmental theme that enhances your post-secondary and employment opportunities in a world where the health of our planet is everybody's growing concern.

Discover the intriguing world of Teaching & Learning 12: Beyond the Classroom, to gain new understandings about your own learning style and how to become a more effective learner, leader and teacher. Or co-design your own Community Connections *IDS course in almost any subject area from Foods to Physical Education, and you're on your way to an exciting learning experience that you'll never forget.

Here are some options...

Geology or Geography 124 credits
English 124 credits
Teaching & Learning 124 credits
Community Connections *IDS2 or 4 credits
Total14 to 16 credits

This new program is offered at the Saturna Ecological Education Centre on beautiful Saturna Island for three days each week. A fourth day will be co-planned for project work, extended studies and other learning adventures on your own island or beyond. Free water taxi travel to and from Saturna will be available each day, as well as comfortable home stays on Saturna that will allow you to cut travel time, create new connections and immerse yourself in a unique island culture.

All activities are designed to be hands-on, minds-on and real. You'll be busy, challenged and excited. You'll work, learn and teach with high school peers, enthusiastic younger students, amazing adults and a dynamic mentor who has been teaching outside-the-box for over 20 years.

*IDS=Independent Directed Studies courses are designed to enable students to initiate their own area of learning and to receive credit towards graduation. A student may study one or more learning outcomes in depth or study more broadly a wide variety of learning outcomes from a single course.

For more information on this exciting program, talk to your school counselor or contact us directly...