Our Centre strives to lead the country in innovative, experiential education programs that empower youth through connection to their natural and cultural heritage. At our core is the goal to assist students to see the world around them with new eyes; to connect with nature and the cultural stories of place and to embrace the values of protected areas. As part of the curricula, students participate in mountain recreation, natural science and service learning. A range of activities from canoeing to photography introduce students to the mountain landscape, our students discover how nature looks, feels and smells. They learn about the dangers inherent in wild places and the rewards of taking the time to truly connect. Through our multi day immersion, single day and video conference programs they are challenged physically and mentally, and they are exhilarated.