At the International School for Earth Studies we believe a reciprocal relationship between people and the environment is paramount. Our private nature preserve is the ideal environment to facilitate and reinforce this connection.
Nestled in the Gatineau Hills, our 500 acres of property is a refuge for wildlife and one of the only bird of prey rehabilitation centers in the region. Depending on the season, we witness an abundance of edible wilds, wildflowers, songbirds, fish, beavers, frogs, turtles, deer, squirrels, hares, and other such canadian flora and fauna. We offer guided activities tailored to your interests and skill level.
Enjoy our 25 km of private trails, where white pine of over 200 years still thrive or supervised visits with our Seppala huskies and Canadian horses. Go swimming in our private lake or experience canoeing.
Come learn what it means to act as a responsible environmental leader and engaged steward of the environment, develop skills in outdoor preparedness through structured activities in terrestrial and aquatic settings, get to know our animals, and practice physical skills that promote situational awareness, mindfulness, and self-defense.