Lab Animals: We are looking to start an after school group of students who want to care for our animals in Wildlife Biology. Pleasesign up if you are interested. Not a fan of the creepy crawlies? No worries, there are plenty of administrative tasks that need to be done for these guys too like developing maintenance records, feeding charts and more! We will be calling this group something like theWildlife Bio Animal Care Committee, however it is not considered an FFA committee. Baloo, a leopard gecko, is the newest addition to our classroom. We are still maintaining the dermestid beetles and the crickets.
CIPWG: Several students will attend the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium on 10/11. Lyman Hall Ag Science is a co-sponsor of the program. This symposium is open to the public. See their website for more information on registering independently.
Natural Resource Conservation Fair: The Southwest Conservation District will be hosting what appears to be a career fair for natural resources and it's directed specifically towards high school students. There will be lots of exhibits that can apply to all classes. It will be opened to all Wildlife Biology students. More info to come next week.
Chapter Meeting: The September FFA Chapter meeting will be in class on Tuesday 9/13 for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and on 9/14 for Freshmen. We will review opportunities available to FFA members throughout the year and have an ice cream social. The advisors will also be talking about various committees that you can participate in.
Bulb Sale Fundraiser & FFA Dues: FFA dues are $20 (this year) and are due to Mrs. Rose by 9/30. The FFA Bulb Sale flyers should be arriving home soon via snail mail. If you sell $40 worth of bulbs you can cover your FFA dues for one year. You can sell more to cover additional years too! Next year, FFA dues will be increasing to $25 so get the discounted rate while you can! FFA dues make you eligible for FFA funded activities, free admission to Lyman Hall sponsored CT Safe Boating Classes, scholarships, award programs and so much more.
Forestry CDE: Our next practice will be on Tuesday 9/13 from 2:00-3:30 in Ag 103. We will be reviewing the contest components, taking a deeper look at the team event and eating pizza. If you plan on coming, please RSVP by Monday so we can order enough pizza. Have no clue what the Forestry Career Development is? Check out the video below!
Envirothon: We will be participating in the Envirothon competition this year. CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and other natural resource industry professionals host weekend workshops. Students that sign up for Envirothon can participate in these workshops (parents are encouraged to attend). We will be using our Forestry and Environmental/Natural Resource CDE meeting times to prepare for the contest in May. Please refer to Connecticut Envirothon's calendar of events for details on weekend workshops. I will not be able to provide transportation to these workshops, however I will try my best to attend.
Recruiting: We are in recruiting season. Our display is currently at the North Haven Fair and will soon be at the Durham Agricultural Fair. Lyman Hall students are welcome to represent the display on 9/22 (Thursday). Unfortunately, that is the same day as the teacher orientation for Envirothon, so I will be unable to go. Students and parents that are interested in manning the booth on 9/22 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM should email me specifying what shift they would like to cover, 4:00-7:00 PM or 6:00-9:00 PM. Tickets and parking passes have been provided in the past to volunteers. I am still working these details out.
Forestry CDE Video
Grades for SAE have been updated as of 2:00 pm today. Keep up with your biweekly AET updates and keep taking photos!
National FFA SAE Grants: Application deadline for SAE grants is 11/15. You need to work with your Ag teacher to get a grant. See the National FFA website for more information.
Environmental Events of Interest
We are not going to these events as a class. I am simply forwarding on information sent to me. Please contact these organizations directly.
– Mrs. Picard
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These updates are intended for current parents and students in the Wildlife Biology class at LHHS.