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 Northern Outdoor Studies Program
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The Northern Outdoor Studies Program is offered at North Hastings High School in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

The Northern Outdoor Studies class is a four credit high school program open to grade eleven and twelve students. The credits received are: Designing Your Future (GWL3O), The Environment and Resource Management (CGR4E), The Environment and Resource Management Co-op (CGR4E), and The Enterprising Person (BDP3O). Since 1997, this  program has been preparing students for direct entry into the work force with employers in selected sectors such as: logging, resource and wildlife management, and ecotourism. Students study ecology, resource and forestry management, recreation services, community leadership, and other topics related to employment patterns in the area. The Northern Outdoor Studies Program has worked closely with industry to identify recognized training and certifications that students should achieve while completing their secondary school diploma. Before finishing the program, each student assembles their own portfolio highlighting the certifications, skills, and knowledge they have gained throughout the course. Employers in the community are actively involved in curriculum development, work placement initiatives, and the development of skills profiles for entry level workers.


  • Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR                                                                            
  • Hunter Safety Course
  • Fur Harvest, Fur Management and Conservation Course
  • WHMIS Training
  • Ontario Recreational Canoeing Association (ORCA) Flatwater & Canoe Tripping Level I
  • SP-102 Forest Fire Fighting Course
  • Pleasure Boat Operator’s Course
  • Professional Chainsaw Operator’s Course (Parts I, II & III)
  • Service Excellence Course
  • Restricted Radio Operator’s Licence (Aeronautical)
  • O.P.P. Volunteer Search & Rescue Training Level II
  • Passport to Safety Training
  • Working in Bear Country Safety Training
  • Professional Cable Skidder Course (optional)


  • Basic Canoeing Skills
  • Five Day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip
  • Lake Trout Spawning Survey
  • Tree Marking & Harvesting
  • Hunting Economic Impact Study
  • Deer Harvest Survey
  • Map and Compass Training
  • Duck Box Survey
  • Crowe River White Pine Seed Orchard Rehabilitation
  • Deer Yard Enhancement & Trail Maintenance
  • Coop Placement With Local Trappers
  • Coop Placement With Freymond Lumber
  • Basic Bush Survival
  • Trip to Sir Sanford Fleming College
  • Resume and Portfolio Development
  • Natural Resources Career Exploration
  • Committee work all term - Public Relations, Photography and Displays, Finances, Equipment, Vehicles, and Room


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Contact Us

Instructors: Mr. Glen Pomeroy & Ms. Barb Gillis

North Hastings High School
PO Box 190, 16 Monck Rd.
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Phone: +1 613 332- 1220
Fax: +1 613 332- 0978
Email: nhhs@hpedsb.on.ca


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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved