The Northern Environmental Research Program is a four credit program which will be offered to Grade 12 students, during the second semester of the 2010/2011 year. This program is designed for students who enjoy the outdoors and who may be interested in pursuing a post secondary college or university career in natural resources, natural sciences or environmental sciences. Students will be involved in a wide variety of projects which will include data collection, analysis, and communication of information as part of on-going monitoring and scientific research through the Bancroft District MNR office and other local agencies. Students will have opportunities to work with fish, wildlife and forestry specialists and have significant input into the provincial data base of land and natural resources information. They will also gain valuable experience that will help with future studies in environment and resource management at the college or university level, as well as experience and contacts for future jobs.
Successful completion of these credits, along with other designated courses, will earn a student a “Specialist High Skills Major in Forestry” or a “Specialist High Skills Major in the Environment” seal on the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, as well as acknowledgement on the student’s final transcript.
Successful completion of the Environmental Research Program with an average of 70% or greater will also allow a student to enter directly into the second semester of any undergraduate program within the Sir Sandford Fleming College School of Natural Resources(http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/school/sub/senrs.cfm), through an articulation agreement, thus saving one semester of tuition, accommodation, and transportation.
The Environmental Research program is also part of a Dual Credit arrangement with Loyalist College (http://www.loyalistcollege.com/programs-and-courses/full-time-programs/biosciences). Successful completion of the NHHS program will result in the granting of two Loyalist College credits from the Biosciences program, in addition to the four high school credits.