The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Low Water Status

Specialist High Skills Major

Our Education Team can help support your SHSM program across a variety of sectors.

Certification and Training Courses

Half Day (3 hours):

  • Species Identification
    • Trees
    • Plankton and Aquatic Microorganisms
    • Birds​
    • Small Mammals
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Wilderness First Aid *
    • Students must have completed Standard First Aid training prior to taking this course
  • Leadership Skills 

Full Day (6 hours):

  • Map, Compass and GPS
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE)
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Why not combine two half-day courses for a full day!

Courses are available at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre or may be available in your own school community. Courses include:

  • hands-on and experiential learning
  • delivery by OCT-certified teachers and outdoor education specialists
  • written and practical evaluations
  • certificates of completion for students

We’d love to hear from you!

What SHSM certification courses are you looking for? We are happy to work with you to design courses to meet your needs. We also offer teacher training opportunities, cooperative education placements and reach-ahead experiences that align with students’ interests.

For pricing and additional information contact:

905-895-1281 or

Help Us Build a New Nature Centre!

Our partners at the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation have launched the Connect Campaign to build an incredible new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek

Find out more about the Connect Campaign​

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