The purpose of this project was to create a professional development program that would improve educator capacities and result in improved student performance. The Canadian Canoe Museum teacher education program helps teachers develop leadership qualities and introduces them to the learning resources available at the museum. It exposes teachers to in-house and outreach education programs, and includes extensive wilderness experience that links land, history and the pioneer spirit. The program has proven to be very successful, with hundreds of teachers bringing their students to the museum annually.