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Columbia River Field School: Apply Now!

Columbia River Field School: Applications open!

Wildsight is pleased to share information with you about our upcoming summer youth program, the Columbia River Field School, July 16-30. We would appreciate if you would share this opportunity with any students you know who may be interested, as well as any other people who could help spread the word.

We believe it is important to have strong representation from Indigenous youth on the trip, in addition to including Indigenous representation in the curriculum and through our guest presenters. Therefore, we would especially appreciate if you could ensure that Indigenous students are well aware of the opportunity and supported in applying.

Columbia River Field School (est. 2018)

This summer, 16 inspiring Columbia Basin youth will take up paddles and navigate the complex history and landscape of the mighty Columbia River. Traveling by canoe through key sections of the river, participants will learn through firsthand experience and local expert voices as varied as the river itself.

This program, now entering its third successful year, explores key aspects of the river’s story through geography, ecology, hydrology, technology, economics, politics, history and culture. Along the way, students will visit important sites and meet with a diverse selection of guest speakers, including Indigenous leaders, local and provincial government officials, scientists, conservationists, writers, artists, adventurers, and other lifelong residents.

Upon successful completion of the Field School, students from any school district in the Columbia Basin will earn 4 high school credits through School District 8 (Kootenay Lake). Students may also earn canoe certifications from the Recreational Canoe Association of BC.

On top of this, the Field School is an opportunity to meet other young people from all over the Basin, have fun together in the outdoors, learn to camp and canoe, and practice leadership skills. Participants can expect to gain new friends, rich memories, and a holistic understanding of the river that flows through the place they call home.

If you would like to share more about the field school with students/parents, here is a short blurb you can use for announcements or newsletters:

Paddle, learn, and earn 4 school credits: The Columbia River Field School is a summer canoe adventure for students ages 15-18. Now accepting applications until May 5th at

To be eligible, youth must live within the Columbia Basin and must be 15-18 years old on July 16th. Applications are now open and are due by May 5th: The trip cost is $550 (includes food, gear rental, travel, accommodation – everything except travel to the start and end). Some financial aid bursaries are available and can be requested at the time of application.

This short video overviews the trip ( There is also a 10- minute documentary video and an interactive “story map” on our website. Please contact us with any questions via email at or by phone at 250 427 9325 extension 230.


Graeme Lee Rowlands
Columbia River Field School Program Coordinator

Monica Nissen
Education Director


BCIT Career Exploration Camp

Brochure:  BCIT Career Exploration 2020

BCIT School of Business Global Relations, in partnership with the Broadcast and Media Communications would like to invite domestic and international high school students to participate in our ‘Business & Media Career Exploration Program (CEP) 2020’. Students from your school aged 14 – 17 years old are welcome to join this 2 week program. This program will be delivered at BCIT Burnaby campus (3700 Willingdon Avenue).

Package includes:

  • Career suitability testing and individual coaching
  •  Interactive career labs exploring BCIT’s School of Business programs, including Marketing, Management, Human Resource   Management, Operations Management, Financial Management, Logistics, International  Business, Digital Arts, Broadcast and   Media Communications
  • Interaction with industry professionals
  • International cuisine lunches
  • Optional weekend sightseeing packages


2020 intake dates:

  • Mon, June 29th 2020 – Fri, July 10th 2020
  • Mon, August 10th 2020 – Fri, August 21st 2020

*Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM*


Application Deadlines:

  • March 15th, 2020 – Early Bird (Save $100)
  • April 15th, 2020

 Online application: (Registration link will go live on Feb 17th 2020)

Grade 11 Students: Explore U of A

Attention all free thinkers, risk takers, and ambitious wanderers — this is your boarding call, and a visit to the University of Alberta is just the ticket!

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to take flight to a Top 5 university in Canada. Your ticket will include flights, accommodations, and a whirlwind weekend of exciting events.

You’ll land in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton — Canada’s largest, northernmost metropolis, also known as Festival City. Here you’ll discover our breathtaking North Campus, nestled in Edmonton’s lush river valley and just steps away from the iconic Whyte Avenue district.

You and your fellow passengers will stay on campus, check out state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, experience UAlberta student life, and meet other amazing students just like you from all across Canada. We’ll also show you around our beautiful city!

Check out the link here: