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Green Check GPS Certification Program


  • Students will engage in a level 1 certification course on the fundamentals of GPS technology.  The course, designed by Bill Steer of the Canadian Ecology Centre is a nationally recognized certification and develops the essential skills of map reading, compass work and utilizing the GPS handheld units.  Students will participate in mock search and rescue scenarios as well as find and seek activities. 

    Cost varies due to program requirements.  Please inquire with the Centre.

    Priority bookings begin May 1st for the following school year

    To book this program, please contact:

    Angela Bortolus - Lead Instructor, Jack Smythe Field Centre
    email smythe.fieldcentres@peelsb.com or phone (905) 877-7771 

Resource Type:

  • Day Field Trip


  • 11, 12

Curriculum Connections:


  • Fee Charged - Cost varies due to program requirements. Please inquire with the Centre.



    • Available in Spring
    • Available in Fall
    • Available in Winter

    Resource only available to schools in:

    • Brampton
    • Caledon
    • Mississauga

    Provider: Peel District School Board

    Contact Name: Angela Bortolus

    Phone Number: (905) 877-7771

    Website: fieldcentres.peelsbschools.org

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