Experiential learning opportunity

WildLIFE Wednesday Returning for 2023-24 School Year

All of Canada, All of NB
October 2023-May 2024
Areas of interest: Careers, EAL, Environment, Health, Personal Wellness, Physical Education, Science


The Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Developments Centre of Excellence for Health is extremely excited to partner with the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development to offer LIVE “WildLIFE Wednesday” classes for students and teachers across the province of New Brunswick.

“WildLIFE Wednesday” will be offered again in the 23/24 school year for middle and high school students. It is a free, eight session, educational program focused on New Brunswick Wildlife. Students will learn practical skills, biology, habitat, conservation, career opportunities and more in these fun and interactive live lessons hosted by local experts.

Learning outdoors and being in nature is a strong driver for mental health. The “WildLIFE Wednesday” learning presentations will give student’s an opportunity to learn practical skills and explore activities to be used outside to improve their mental wellbeing.

Experts from across the province will also be offering personal expertise, training opportunities for students and highlighting what a typical day in their life looks like. Digital resources and locations will be shared with students and teachers so they can take their learning outside and explore the outdoors in a more intimate and knowledgeable way.

Please find full schedule below!

October 11th, 2023 | 10:30 AM

Jessika Gauvin – Enchanted Mushroom Forest Wild Foraging

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November 15th, 2023 | 10:30 AM

Emily Rodger – Fly Fishing and Mental Health

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December 6th, 2023 | 10:30 AM

Marlon Prince – Musky Biology History and Angling Multi-Species

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January 17th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Bryan Cawthra – Outdoor Media and Kayak Fishing

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February 7th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Nathan Robinson – Outdoor Photography and Guided Hunts with a Camera

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March 20th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Chris Leger – Becoming a Brand Ambassador in the Outdoor Space

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April 24th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Kevin Case – The Wild Path to Becoming a Leader and Director of a Guide and Outfitting Association

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May, 2024 | TBA

Live Assembly with Honorable Minister Holland


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program, please reach out to COE Health Lead, Daneen Dymond at daneen.dymond@gnb.ca