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Stewart and Telegraph Creek Field School

Course Overview 

This Field school will allow students to experience firsthand a local First Nation culture while developing an appreciation for a wide variety of geomorphological processes and landscapes.  The Field School will begin in Terrace where students will gain a foundation in geoscience and anthropology. We will then travel towards Stewart where students will investigate the geology, and observe some of the most spectacular glacial and alpine landscapes on Earth. Our journey will continue to the volcanic area of Mt. Edziza, and the lava deposits along the valley of the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek. While at Telegraph Creek, students will be guided by Tahltan people on their amazing and breathtaking territory, to learn about the Tahltan culture, history, and salmon fishing villages.

As part of their field studies students will be encouraged to draw upon the information and experiences they acquire in both the geomorphology and anthropology courses to develop and articulate more informed opinions on culture, resource exploration and environmental stewardship.

Registration information 

Classes fill quickly and space is limited so register in advance. Only receipt of payment guarantees your place.

Registration Options

  1. Phone 1.877.277.2288. Pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
  2. Drop in. Register at your local campus. Pay with credit card, debit card, or cheque. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable.

Note: Sponsoring agencies and employers may fax an authorization to invoice for student registration. The authorization to invoice must be accompanied by a Field School Application form.

Course Cancellations

A minimum number of students are required to run field schools. If that number is not reached, NWCC reserves the right to cancel a field school. Every attempt is made to notify you in advance. A full refund is processed automatically unless you notify us that you wish to register for another field school.


We do not call registered students to confirm that a field school is running. Students are ONLY contacted if the field school is cancelled. Check your registration statement carefully for course dates and times, and refer to this page for more info on fees, withdrawals and our refund policy.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis upon full receipt of tuition fees at the time of registration. If a field school is full, your name is placed on a waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be contacted and registration will be confirmed upon full receipt of applicable fees and the 20% field trip deposit. Should a space become available in a course (due to student withdrawals or another reason) the person whose name is first on the waitlist will be contacted. If that person cannot be reached the next person on the list will be contacted.


Field school activities, sites, and dates may be changed due to weather or other environmental occurrences beyond the control of NWCC. All efforts will be made to provide a comparable field school experience should any itinerary change be necessary.

Dates and Locations 

August 17th - September 1st 2016
Stewart/Telegraph Creek/Terrace Campus

Course Fees

Description Per Credit Charge Total (6 Credits)
Per Credit (6 Credits) $93.94 $563.64
Field Trip Fee  $0.00 $395.00
Total (Not including fees or deposits) $93.94 $958.64

*A deposit of 20% of the Field School fee and a $100.00 tuition deposit are due at time of registration.

*Fees must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to Field School start date.

*Fees are effective as of August 2, 2016 and may be subject to change.

*These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.

*Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.

*Field school deposit is non-refundable after July 29th, 2016.




Successful admission to the University Credit Program as well the individual course(s) pre-requisites, and a Permission of Instructor