Freshmen: This week we established SAE project plans. Students will be bringing home paperwork for parents and community partners/employers to sign next week. These projects are looking great. Students should be talking to their parents about their SAE plans so far.
We will be birding on Monday. All students and parents should check their email for an important message for this trip.
Sophomores: We started the week off practicing terminology and identifying plants using a dichotomous key. We We also joined up with the students in Aquaculture class this week to learn about some different equipment. We will be teaching them about equipment used in natural resources next week. They also joined us on our hike today for some outdoor adventure leadership!
Juniors: We played hide and go seek this week. Just kidding... sort of. We used telemetry equipment to locate a transmitter. We will continue to practice triangulation next week.
Do you want to the National FFA Convention in the fall? If the answer is yes, then participate in the essay contest (see attached). This contest is only available to freshmen and sophomore students in our FFA chapter. Completed essays are due May 22nd by 2 pm.
Upperclassmen: SAE needs to be completed by 5/31! See attachment for grade requirements.
Freshmen: We will finish editing SAE plans on Wednesday. All SAE forms are due, signed by parents and employers by May 15th.
Ideas and Opportunities:
Freshmen: We went on a birding walk on Monday with Melissa from the Quinnipiac River Valley Audubon Society. We will be going out again with her soon so the students can show off their improvements in bird identification (hint hint). We also developed initial plans for SAE, and will formalize those plans in the very near future. Students received their Greenhand FFA Degree this week as well!
Sophomores: Nick lead a plant walk at Ferguson Woods. We learned how good spice bush smells and how pretty it looks with it's yellow flowers on. Later in the week we explored plant reproduction and flower anatomy and physiology.
Juniors: We are working on putting a list of plants together for our pollinator garden. If you are looking to part with any plants that have multiplied in your garden, please think of us! We are looking for native plants that are beneficial to pollinators for food, habitat and escape shelter.
Seniors: We joined up with the Aquaculture class and started the CT Safe Boating class in order to earn the CT boating certificate.
ENR/Envirothon: Practice is on Wednesday after school. I am here until 5 that day. Talk with your teammates about your plans for the day- and let me know! You can also come during office hours on Wednesday too.
Nom Com: Gary Lin and Nick Moran will represent Wildlife Biology on the Lyman Hall FFA Chapter Nominating Committee this year.
Award Recipients: Congrats to Greenhand and Chapter degree recipients!
FFA SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Check Naviance.
Ideas and Opportunities
Nomination Committee: "Nom Com" interviews all potential chapter FFA officers and compiles a slate (list of officers in positions) for the chapter to vote on. If you are interested in representing Wildlife Biology on the FFA Officer Nomination Committee this year, please email me a short paragraph describing why you are the best choice to represent our class on Nom Com. I will email this out to all WB students and they will vote. The two students with the most votes will be our representatives. These two positions are open to 9th-11th graders only.
Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremonies: If you qualified for either of the degrees, you will be receiving your certificate and pins in class. If you did not qualify this year, you can try again next year. We will fill out the applications after break to determine who qualifies.
Ideas and Opportunities
These updates are intended for current parents and students in the Wildlife Biology class at LHHS.