SAE Visits: Most SAE visits have been set up for the summer. You should have received an invite in Google Calendar. If you can't find this, use the search bar in Google Calendar (desktop version) and search "SAE." If you have not set up an SAE visit with me yet, please email me.
Please have the following ready for your SAE visit :
This Week's Visits: I hope to include photos from SAE visits over the summer here so you can get an idea of what each other are doing.
Kyle is fostering kittens and observing their behavior. He could prepare a speech (for the prepared public speaking career development event offered through FFA) or start an agriscience fair project with all of the information he has learned. Super cute kittens too!
Ag Lockers: Clean out your Ag locker. Anything left behind will be donated or thrown away.
Welcome, Puff Daddy! "Puff" or "P. Diddy" was donated to our class this week. His name was too funny to change. He is a 2 year old bearded dragon. He loves kale, salad and other veggies in addition to some animal based foods. If you have any excess salad feel free to bring it to school to feed Puff.
National FFA Officer visit: We had a last minute visit from a National FFA Officer this past week! He came around and spoke to our senior class with two CT state officers and a NJ state officer. Super cool opportunity!
Awards: Congrats and thank you to all of the award recipients! You are what makes our Ag program and FFA chapter the best in the state (and in my opinion, country)!
Seniors: Thank you for everything you have done for the past 4 years. We have gone through a lot of changes and students but I am so happy all of you stuck it out. Congratulations on graduation! I know you all will do incredible things in the future. Please come back and visit!
GIS Independent Study: Zach Blum (Junior) created a StoryMap using ArcGIS technology. The StoryMap illustrates the labs we use in Wildlife Biology.
Birds Vacation: The birds still need a vacation home. If you are interested, email me. Thanks! They are super cute and chirpy- not at all loud!
Extra .5 credit: If you have an excellent SAE and have earned double the amount of SAE hours required for your year, you may be eligible for an extra .5 credit. Please see me for the form.
Exams: See the schedule that was posted in an earlier update for the exam schedule. You only need to come to class for the exam period that is listed. Study outlines will be emailed to each class individually.
Wildlife Garden: Most of the classes worked on the wildlife garden in some way this week. They did a great job selecting plants, placing them in the correct areas depending on their growth requirements and planting them. Students work weeding was vital to the success of our native species. They pulled out binder weed, wisteria, mugwart, garlic mustard, bittersweet, multiflora rose and orchard grass. Some of the natives that were planted include butterfly weed, coneflower, cardinal flower, butterfly bush, sweet pepperbush, salvia, iris, and milkweed.
We took a video using the school's drone to show the garden at this point in time. We will be conducting more drone flights over the summer to document its growth over time. This was our first drone flight so the video is not the best, but it still gives a neat perspective of the garden. The garden in the fence is actually our Food and Plant Science garden.
Awards: Congrats to all of the students who received awards at awards night. We will be holding in class awards next week (Tues or Weds) for other committees, class awards and such.
These updates are intended for current parents and students in the Wildlife Biology class at LHHS.