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Rainforests and Coastal Communities Field School


New 2018 Field School

Gain knowledge of both geography and ecology while being immersed in one of the most ecologically and environmentally diverse places on earth.

Our instructional team will take you into the world's largest pristine temperate rainforest, visit glacial landscapes and anthropological sites, and explore rivers and oceans along the way. The rich history of First Nation culture in this region will also be explored.

Designed as a unique two-week experiential adventure for high school students, this field school is an opportunity to gain the personal and educational experience of university in an applied outdoor setting.

Northwest Community College has been a leader in developing place-based experiential learning and has been delivering upper level University Credit field schools in this region for over 15 years. We are now opening up this opportunity to senior level high-school students and recent high-school graduates.

Credits from this field school are transferable to all Universities in BC. You may also be eligible to use those credits as electives (dual-credit) towards your high school Diploma.

For more information please contact the Academic Head, Gordon Weary at

Courses | 6 credits:

Admission Requirements 
  • Must be a senior level high-school student or a recent high-school graduate
  • Permission of the Instructor

Visit the Field School Registration page for information on how to apply.

Dates and Locations 

July 3-13, 2018

  • Terrace 
  • Prince Rupert
Program Fees 

The field school fee for this program is $200.00 plus tuition for the two courses.


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