At Earth Studies we believe maintaining a strong connection between people and nature is paramount. The Earth Studies Lifestyle + Animal Connection course focuses on creating and reinforcing this by following our four pillars: Environmental Literacy, Animal Connection, Outdoor Recreation and Self-Defence. In addition, this unique experience brings together North American, European and First Nations students. During this six-week course students discover the backcountry of western Québec and travel through regions of the Yukon Territory.
Which Course will you choose?
This unique 2-week course runs consecutively to the Earth Studies Winter Lifestyle & Animal Connection course and builds on the experiences, skill sets, and confidences acquired during the Animal Connection component.
Winter speaks of beauty, extremes and preparedness: sub zero temperatures and snow accumulation change animal foresting patterns as they adapt to winter. It’s a season of observation, awareness and survival. This leadership course guides students through an active outdoor lifestyle focused on environmental literacy through recreation and animal connection. Ultimately, our students become more winter and nature savvy.
With this optional two-week extension to the above program, become a member of the Siberian husky pack and participate in their daily training. Upon completion of this extension, you will earn your Dog Sledding Management Certification.
Animal Connection, Winter Pioneer Lifestyle, and Yukon Quest Trip (YT) + Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course (Course ID: 1_WG_2018)
Spend 3 weeks exploring the frozen Quebec campus followed by 3 weeks in the Yukon Territories, home to the 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race and travel through the world’s largest protected biosphere.