Teaching & Training

Classroom & Field Training



Learn about the natural world and how to collect valuable information about the environment using common scientific techniques.

Become an Environmental Monitor

You will learn ecological principles and common survey protocols that are needed as an environmental scientist and monitor.

Build Community

Deepen your understanding of the environment and acquire skills in western science that can be used at many environmental jobs.

Flexible Training Programs

We design our training programs to meet your budget, and logistical needs. Our programs can be catered to all ages and learning levels.

Have a Research Question?

Want to put your new skills to test? We can help you design and carry out a study to answer your environmental questions.

Featured Projects

We have over 30 years of experience teaching and training at post secondary institutes and for Indigenous groups in Canada.

Grizzly Bear Community Monitoring Study (AB, Canada), Swan River First Nation (2018-current)

MSES designed a community-based monitoring program for Swan River First Nation (SRFN) that would use DNA hair snag traps to collect data on the presence of grizzly bears within a key area in their traditional territory.

Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary, Adjunct Professor, Sessional Lecturer, Field Trainer, Teaching Assistant (2002-2017)

MSES personnel regularly lectured and trained university students on the collection and analysis of wildlife data. Classrooms lectures complemented by on-the-ground data collection for a variety of wildlife species demonstrated the importance of empirical measurement and analysis of data for understanding changes in wildlife abundance in response to variation in habitat and anthropogenic disturbance.

Community Monitoring Study for Moose & Moose Habitat (AB, Canada) (2014)

In collaboration with Driftpile First Nation, MSES developed a study to evaluate moose habitat use and distribution. The objectives of the program included providing capacity and training to Driftpile environmental monitors, collecting reputable field data on moose populations and habitat use, and enabling the First Nation to independently continue the monitoring program.

Aboriginal Review Group Caribou Monitoring Program (AB, Canada)

MSES supported the Aboriginal Review Group (ARG) in the design of a monitoring program for woodland caribou. The objective program was to braid indigenous knowledge and western scientific methods of field measurement and the meaningful inclusion of community members directly in the field work.

Program Support on behalf of the Aboriginal Review Group for the JACOS Hangingstone Expansion Project (2013-2018)
University of Saskatchewan (SK, Canada), University of Victoria, (BC, Canada), University of Alberta (AB, Canada), Sessional Lecturer & Teaching Assistant (various years from 1988 to 2008)

“Thanks so much for your continuing contributions to ENSC401! I appreciate your
complete involvement in your module: an introductory lecture, 2 days in the field with the students, and the follow-up lecture … Thanks also for bringing Nina to assist. The students really liked the module.” 
– Acting Director of the Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary, Canada.

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