Programs for Every Learner
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers school groups 3-4 day programming that explores three distinct biomes of the Canadian sub-arctic: boreal forest, marine, and tundra. The CNSC is an active research field station and is located east of Churchill, MB on the coast of Hudson Bay and west of Wapusk National Park which protects the inland denning area of the polar bear. School group programs are available throughout February-March and June-November and can focus on birding, beluga whales, wildflowers, subarctic ecology, northern lights & astronomy and, of course, polar bears. Our staff can provide custom built, experiential education for a variety of ages. Accommodation and meals are onsite and offered at competitive rates. Provide your students with a learning opportunity they will never forget!
University Credit Courses
The Centre seeks to foster the intellectual curiosity of university level students by hosting university credit courses. Through provision of a safe base for field operations, laboratory, classroom facilities, and vehicle support the Centre makes a perfect destination for field course offerings in many different disciplines. In addition, these university credit courses can be offered throughout the year and vary in length depending on curriculum. Most courses are led by professors from the home institution and enrolment and credit are given through the home institution. In the past the Centre has hosted courses from Canadian universities such as the Universities of Toronto, Guelph, Manitoba and Winnipeg as well as American universities such as South Dakota State University, University of Wisconsin, Kennesaw State University and University of Maine.
The Centre offers a subsidy to university credit course instructors to help reduce the cost of offering subarctic field courses. To receive the university credit course package rate, the course must have a minimum of five students enrolled. The rates include room and board, annual membership fee, airport (or train) pick-up and drop-off for participants and vehicle support appropriate to the group size (excluding fuel and driver). In addition, the primary course instructor stays for free. Laboratory and classroom space will be made available where possible to support teaching.
Conferences & Meetings
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers conference and meeting facilities in the Churchill region. We have experience working with various groups interested in hosting their events in the North.
For more information please email [email protected]
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