The Érēmos Project is a three week curriculum-based Environmental Science program that connects students with God and His Creation through place-based experiences, career exploration, field research, and an eight-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
The program allows students to complete a Grade 11M Credit in Environmental Science and obtain ORCKA Canoeing Certification (Basic Level 3) over an intensive three weeks of study in July.
The Course Facilitator
Phil Robson, B.H.K., B.Ed., O.C.T.
In high school, God used the wonders of the outdoors and His Creation to bring Phil (pictured, left) close to Him for the first time. However, Phil first experienced the power of outdoor education at the University of Windsor, when taking an ‘Outdoor Recreation’ course in the summer 2010. His experience in this course led him to complete his Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University in the specialized Outdoor and Experiential Education Program. He developed a focus on integrated environmental programs, and spent a semester student-teaching in one such program. He has now presented on the topic at two academic conferences at Queen's University. This practical and theoretical experience has provided him with the foundations from which to design the Éremos Project.
Phil is a certified Lifeguard (NLS), ORCKA Canoe Tripping Instructor, and Wilderness First Responder (Wilderness Medical Associates, 80 hrs. First Aid). He is an avid hiker, paddler, camper and an experienced trip leader in both Christian and secular settings. Phil is currently serving at Maranatha Christian Academy in Windsor and as the Environmental Educator for the Essex Region Conservation Authority.
PASSIONATE STUDENTS ARE NEEDED: