Your Time To Be Outdoors

Gain practical outdoor and natural resource-related skills with multi-day field camps in your School of Natural Environment program.

Spend a few days away in the forest and on the water developing your skills along with faculty and peers from our natural environment and outdoor studies programs. Learn about tree and wildlife identification, operate watercraft, hear from guest speakers, learn power tool use, and so much more. Your field camp skills will bring your career to the next level.

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School of Natural Environment student wearing a safety vest outdoors performing radio telemetry to track wildlife
Track wildlife through radio telemetry
School of Natural Environment instructor holding and showing a paper with information on mammal identification
Small mammal live trapping
School of Natural Environment students in the lake for wetland surveys
Wetland surveys including wetland plant identification
School of Natural Environment students in a boat on the lake learning safe motor operation
Safely operate outboard motors
School of Natural Environment student in the lake learning netting techniques
Conduct a lake survey using various fish netting techniques

Don't take our word for it.

Accreditation of our School of Natural Environment programs provides formal validation of our commitment to high-quality education, accountability, and public trust.

A program's curriculum is critically analyzed against national occupational standards to ensure it meets environmental industry needs. As of 2023, our accredited programs include Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician, Fish and Wildlife Technician Conservation, Forestry Technician - Conservation, Natural Environment Technician - Conservation and Management, and Natural Resource/Environmental Law - Inspection and Enforcement.

The programs have been accredited by the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada () based on conformance with the National Accreditation Standard for Post-secondary Environmental 91̽. The accreditation has been granted through the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), an independent body that oversees ECO Canada’s post-secondary accreditation program.

School of Natural Environment program accreditation for CEAC and ECO Canada logo lockup

Take a deep dive into your career.

Discover key facts and figures about common career paths you may follow after completing one of our programs in our areas of study.

Explore pathways to degrees, salary expectations, and labour market information for possible program-specific job titles.

Job TitleHourly Wage
Adventure Site Interpreter$16.55 - $21.64
Environmental Officer$24.04 - $56.25
Fish and Wildlife Technician$17.28 - $43.62
Forestry Technician$23.90 - $57.69
Forestry Worker$16.55 - $30.31
Greenhouse Supervisor$19.23 - $42.00
Landscape and Horticulture Technician$16.55 - $28.00
Natural Resources Analyst$28.43 - $60.10
Natural Resources Officer$22.00 - $46.15
Recreation Program Leader$16.55 - $29.00

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