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.
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.
The Dog Masters USA from Colorado have partnered with Earth Studies to offer a extraordinary Dog Musher Training course. In this component you’ll learn about the incredible traditional art of dog-powered sports through 40 hrs. of immersive group and individual workshops with the Earth Studies’ pack of 18 Seppala Huskies.
Autumn is a season of change: changing leaves, changing bird migrations, and changing animal foresting patterns as they prepare for winter. It’s a season of hard work and organization. This environmental leadership course teaches students about outdoor lifestyle and emergency skills, environmental literacy through leadership language and animal connection, so they may become more nature savvy in this busy time of year.
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.
Live a pioneer lifestyle: explore the natural wonders on the grounds and surrounding area, prepare the campus for winter, and participate in the Dryland Canadian Championship, a competition for sled dogs in late October.
Spend 4 weeks exploring the Quebec campus and training huskies followed by 2 weeks in the Yukon Territories, home to the 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race and travel through the world’s largest protected biosphere.