Outdoor Education

Course Outline Outdoor Education

Mr. Morton


Course Overview

             Through Career and Technology studies (CTS), secondary schools in Alberta are responding to the many challenges of modern society, helping young people develop daily living skills, and nurturing a flexible, well-qualified work force.

            Outdoor Education strives to encourage and foster the love for the outdoors in students through positive experiences and guided training in outdoor activities. Many classes will be held outdoors, students will be required to bring appropriate apparel for the weather each day the class will be outside.

In this course students will have the option to earn their Hunter’s Education certificate as well as their Pleasure Craft Operators Card. These are optional fees that are not necessary to pass any module in this course.


Course Expectations

General learner expectations describe the basic competencies that are integrated throughout the CTS program. Within an applied context that is relevant to personal goals, aptitudes and abilities, the student in CTS will:


*Demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for

achievement and fulfillment in personal life

*develop an action plan that relates personal interests, abilities and aptitudes to

career opportunities and requirements

*use technology effectively, linking and applying available tools, management

and processes to produce a desired outcome

*develop personal management skills

*improve social interaction skills

*demonstrate appropriate verbal, written, composition, summarization and

presentation skills

*use basic computation and measurement principles accurately and efficiently


Evaluation Procedures

Late assignment policy- After 5 school days, no late assignment shall be accepted by the teacher, unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher.


Retests- No retests shall be given for class marks. Due to the nature of the course, if a student is paying for the course to receive a license, a retest may be given for the purpose of receiving the license they are being tested on. All retests must be paid for before the test can be administered.


Missing tests- If a student misses a test, they must have a doctor’s note to be eligible to take the test. The missing test will be administered during the lunch hour. In the case that the student does not have a doctor’s note, or the student misses the lunch hour appointment, a zero shall be assigned to the class mark of the test. If the test is to receive a license, and the student has received a zero on their class mark, they may try to make other arrangements with the teacher to take the test.


License fees- All fees for licensing must be paid before the license can be issued. Students will be made aware of optional licensing fees prior to examinations.


Cheating/Plagiarism- There will be a zero tolerance cheating/plagiarism policy. Any student caught in the act will receive a zero on the assignment/test and may be referred to an administrator.




Assessments will include, but are not limited to:

  • Unit Exams (License tests)
  • Exam reviews
  • Daily work (handouts, reviews, pictorials, presentations)
  • Student participation
  • Practical application of skills (knot tying, lean to building, axe/knife sharpening, species/hazard identification, etc.)


WLD 1060

  • Assignment 1- 30%
  • Assignment 2- 30%
  • Assignment 3- 30%
  • Daily Work- 10%

WLD 1070

  • Test- 20%
  • Assignment 1- 20%
  • Assignment 2- 20%
  • Assignment 3- 20%
  • Review- 10%
  • Daily Work- 10%

WLD 1090

  • Test- 20%
  • Assignment 1- 20%
  • Assignment 2- 20%
  • Assignment 3- 20%
  • Review-  10%
  • Daily Work- 10%

WLD 1100

  • Assignment 1- 30%
  • Assignment 2-30%
  • Assignment 3- 30%
  • Daily Work- 10%

WLD 1130

  • Assignment 1- 30%
  • Assignment 2- 30%
  • Assignment 3- 30%
  • Daily Work- 10%


Units of Study

Wilderness Navigation WLD 1060- Students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge in wilderness navigation to enhance their outdoor experiences.


Hunting and Game Management Theory WLD 1070- Students explain the role of regulated hunting in game management, identify Alberta’s game animals, and develop and demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary for safe and comfortable experiences in the outdoors with bows, arrows, crossbows and firearms.

Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education Training Program student certificates and wallet ID cards may be awarded to students who successfully meet the outcomes of Hunting & Game Management Theory and receive at least 70% on the Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education examination.


Boating Safety WLD 1090- Students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to evaluate their capabilities and limits, to prepare themselves adequately before heading out, and to be responsible on the water.


Outdoor Cooking Theory WLD 1100- Students develop and demonstrate safe and sanitary food handling procedures, equipment care, comprehension of recipes and an understanding of the importance of efficient work habits in outdoor cooking environments.


Outdoor Survival Skills WLD 1130- Students develop and demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge required for responsible participation in a range of outdoor activities.