About Outdoor Ed

Nakusp Secondary School Outdoor Education Programs

Junior Outdoor Education


Nakusp Secondary School’s Junior Outdoor Education Course is a four credit curricular course for grade 9 and 10 students. The course teaches students about outdoor recreational activities and to enjoy these activities safely. Some of the units the students are engaged in; are survival skills, aboriginal skills, fly fishing, entomology, fly tying, CORE (BC Hunter Training), Canadian Firearms Safety Course, the Coast Guard boat proficiency course, archery, black powder shooting and ATV safety. This class was fortunate enough to go zip lining in Revelstoke this year.

Senior Outdoor Education


The Senior Outdoor Education class is also a four credited course with additional credits in Entrepreneurialism. The students are trained in Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) and earned certificates in GSAR, first aid, traffic control, and flagging, WHMIS, food safe, OSSA and Avalanche Awareness. To fund this program the students are engaged in Entrepreneurial projects such as the Tri-Flasher project. Students experience research and development, marketing, management and fabrication skills through this program. This year we will travel to Vancouver and the students are exhibitors in their own booth at the Vancouver International Boat Show in BC place. All proceeds go toward the Outdoor Ed programs at the high school. See our videos on this site for a history of the Senior Outdoor Education and flasher program.

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E-Z Lite

Lasts Long – Burns Hot The E-Z Lite Tinder Block is a fire starter block that is durable and completely water proof. It is sold separate or as part of a kit which includes a waterproof case, lighter, flint and steel, and the E-Z Lite Tinder Block. See this amazing product in action … Developed by […]

SD10 Outdoor Education Documentary

The Outdoor Education program at Nakusp Secondary School is responsible for the design, manufacturing, and marketing of the Tri-Flasher. The Tri-Flasher project is just one of the many interesting features of this unique program. Nestled in the West Kootenay’s of beautiful British Columbia. Nakusp Secondary School’s Outdoor Education program offers students a unique experience. The goal is to […]

Tri-Flasher – Tripple the flash at any speed

The Tri-Flasher is a unique fishing flasher that will change the fishing industry.  The flasher’s rotation remains constant even when the speed of the boat changes. Its unique action provides plenty of trailing flash. “Out flash, Out fish, Out catch at any speed”. See theTri-Flasher in action. Tri-Flasher is manufactured and marketed by students in Nakusp Secondary School’s Outdoor […]