FFA Unit Grades: Freshmen who did not meet the benchmark score of 80% on the test will take it again on November 22 (during class). Please be prepared as scoring an 80% or higher is a prerequisite for earning the Greenhand Degree.
Update AET: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, please make sure your AET is up to date. September 1st - November 30th make up your SAE grade for Q2.
GIS (Emerging Agricultural Trends): Interested in learning more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? I have two workbooks that were given to us to pilot. Essentially, I'm looking for someone (or multiple students) to use the text to work through some GIS exercises and see if it is something we could use in class. Experience in GIS is essential to those looking to pursue a career in natural resources (along with many other careers) and this is a great way to dive into the content. The software that goes along with the text is available in our classroom, so work would need to be completed at school (study hall, office hours, after school). This opportunity could also be made an independent study. Please email me if you are interested.
UConn's Natural Resource Conservation Academy: "The NRCA is a great program for high school students (grades 9 to 11) that are interested in the environment or science. Through a week-long field experience at UConn and an individual community conservation project, the NRCA engages high school students in a fun and exciting way to natural resource science and conservation biology through experiential, place-based learning (learn more at http://nrca.uconn.edu/). The NRCA will be entering into its sixth year of programming and was awarded the 2016 Maria Pirie Environmental Education Program Award from the New England Environmental Education Alliance."
We have had six students participate in NRCA over the years, all of whom have had wonderful projects. If you are interested in this program, visit their website to apply.
Conservation & Geospatial Bootcamp: "Beginning summer 2016, faculty from UConn’s Center for Land Use Education & Research and Departments of Natural Resources & Environment and Education will be running multiple 2-day workshops for high school students and adult learners. Bootcamps will introduce participants to innovative, user-friendly geospatial technology that can be utilized to study and address local conservation issues."
FFA Chapter Meeting: This is one of the few FFA meetings that you actually have to sign up for, so we can anticipate how much turkey to cook. Hope to see some of you there on Tuesday November 15th.
ENR CDE and Envirothon: Our next practice is on Tuesday November 15th too. If you are planning on going to the meeting, please do so! New members are always welcome to ENR and Envirothon practices.
Environmental Events of Interest
December 18th QVAS's 2016 Christmas Bird Count: If you have never participated in a CBC and are interested please contact Corrie firstname.lastname@example.org New participants are encouraged to join us regardless of birding level. Check out our website to see our CBC circle http://quinnipiacvalleyaudubon.org/
February 19 -24th Camp Oswegatchie Winter Outdoor Survival Camp: It is open to the children of any active duty, reservist, or retired military personnel, between ages 14 – 18.
Various Dates Southwest Conservation District Newsletter
Various Dates Connecticut's State Museum of Natural History Fall Program Guide
These updates are intended for current parents and students in the Wildlife Biology class at LHHS.