Three Weeks. One Credit.
One Incredible Experience.
A Typical Day...
The Éremos Project offers three weeks of intensive study of current environmental issues through the lens of God’s Word. During these three weeks, students will go on numerous trips around Essex County and spend eight days in Algonquin Provincial Park. While in Algonquin Park, students will not only help monitor local ecosystems (i.e. monitoring the Brook Trout population), but will also be encouraged to spend time in in personal devotion while being immersed in God's Creation.
In Windsor, students can expect a hands-on experience-based learning environment where they will have many opportunities to direct their own study. Career focused study provides Éremos Project students with the opportunity to learn about environmentally-related careers such as;
Water Quality monitoring,
AND MANY MORE!
Positions of Added Responsibility (PARs)
Students can expect to leave their mark on The Éremos Project through 'Positions of Added Responsibility' or PARs.
Some examples of PARs include:
• Curriculum designing/formatting/compiling for the Food Garden or for local Conservation Areas.
• 'No-Trace Camping' education
• Photoblogging, vlogging and blogging (on the course website or Instagram or Facebook!)
• Being our resident Gear heads/equipment gurus
• Leading music or worship time while on our canoe trip trip
As well as preparing for the canoe trip during our time at Base Camp (in Windsor), we will also be completing projects that will make a difference. Below are two such examples:
Studying Water Quality by Sampling Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Students will have the opportunity to sample Benthic Macroinvertebrates (bugs that live in the mud!) at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area (Leamington) and along the Petawawa or Tim River in Algonquin Provincial Park. By identifying the bugs in their sample, Eremos Project students will be able to determing if the water quality is impaired.
We will be fully outfitted in chest waders and d-frame benthic nets for this experience!
Leader of the Day Assignment
In pairs, students will each be responsible for acting as 'trip leaders' for one day of the canoe trip. Responsibilities will include:
• Creating a theme for the day
• One place-based presentation or experience (i.e. students use their format of choice to educate the group about a particular species or historical/environmental event of the region)
• A mini-field experiment
• A group building experience (i.e. a themed-campfire, canoe games)
... and more! (Including, but not limited to, navigation, determining the schedule, cooking responsibilities, etc.)