Do you love the outdoors? Sault Ste. Marie is home to the largest freshwater lakes in the world, the Canadian Shield, and diverse forests – sounds like the perfect classroom, doesn’t it?

We both can agree that protecting the environment is in our nature. We love sharing that with you! Our nationally recognized School of Natural Environment programs focus on conservation, environmental protection, and exploring natural resources through field-based study.

Your classroom is a 45-hectare outdoor lab and newly constructed Waterfront Adventure Centre. Test your knowledge on multi-day field trips, collaborate in shared outdoor workspaces, and start your natural resource career through a cooperative work placement.

If you’re passionate about protecting, studying, and working in our natural surroundings, and excited about a career in adventure recreation, fish and wildlife, conservation, forestry or environmental law, you belong here. Many of our programs also include a co-op work placement to give you even more hands-on experience to help prepare you for graduation and your career path.

We have great opportunities to help you continue your path in natural environment and outdoor studies with our diploma to degree program pathways. Complete one of 2-year diploma programs here and move on to one of our partnering universities to earn your Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in just two more years! Visit saultcollege.ca/pathways for more information.

Fulao2 is nestled between stunning Lake Superior and pristine Lake Huron with countless inland lakes, streams and a diversity of forest types. Our campus is the perfect place to begin your path to a career focused on protection, conservation and sustainable management of Ontario’s diverse and majestic ecosystems.

Explore our School of Natural Environment programs below.