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eXplore is an exciting program that gives students the opportunity to gain credits and learn the skill sets required to be a steward of the environment and humanity.  These valuable skills are extremely important for any student interested in these fields for either postsecondary schooling or the workplace.  Students master these skills through the challenge of a series of team building and leadership growth activities.  Curriculum expectations are met using a combination of the classroom setting and the natural environment, thus, the program lends itself to creating community partners and creating an indelible impact on the students and the community.  The eXplore program is a hands-on, participation based program that helps students develop a better understanding of the world around them.  

eXplore who you are by signing up for this integrated four-credit program!
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Credits covered in this one semester program are:

  • CGG3O - Travel and Tourism (focus on Ecotourism), Grade 11, Open (1 credit)
  • NBE3C/3U - Contemporary Indigenious Voices, Grade 11, College and University (1 credit)
  • PAD3O - Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities, Grade 11, Open (1 credit)
  • SVN3M - Environmental Science (focus on Horticulture and the Greenhouse), Grade 11, Open (1 credit)


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Examples of eXplore experiential community learning include (but are not limited to):

  • Camping and team building activities
  • Cycling trip around Tyendinaga with various stops to learn local FN history
  • Hiking and history of the Frontenac Park area with a focus on FNMI peoples
  • Canoe trip, leadership skills and ORCKA training/ certification with focus on FNMI peoples
  • Flora/ fauna identification and climate change adaptation
  • Local trips to Trenton, Batawa, Toronto, The Frink Centre, Vanderwater Park, Sandbanks, Kingston, Ottawa, and more!
  • First Aid and CPR training and certification
  • WHMIS training and certification
  • Service Excellence training and certification
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award certification (bronze level)


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What you leave eXplore with:

You will leave this program having discovered who you are and what you are capable of. You will take with you not only a sense of accomplishment, but you will be proud of the portfolio you create throughout the course.  Learning about and experiencing environmental issues by being outdoors with hands-on experiences will make you a more knowledgeable and engaged Centennial and Bay of Quinte citizen.  You will feel like you have explored your future and gained the confidence to follow your dreams! 


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Credit Details:

CGG3O - This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends, as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.

NBE3C/3U - This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal Writing. They will write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays and analyze the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

PAD3O - This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Student activities may include camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, orienteering and rock climbing. The focus area of this course is outdoor experiential education. Students will engage in recreational sporting activities as well as developing competencies in canoeing, camping, biking, orienteering, rock climbing, and survival techniques.

SVN3M - This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.


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