NRCA Office Hours Presentation: During the next office hours block, 1/11, Laura Cicneros from UConn's Natural Resource Conservation Academy will be presenting in the Ag Community room. We have had six students participate in NRCA over the years and I strongly encourage it! It makes a great SAE project and an excellent way to gain experience in the Natural Resource industry. Check out their Facebook page and website. Program descriptions and photos of NRCA are below:
Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA)
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.
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.
Freshmen FFA Unit Test Retakes: Mrs. Rose has rescheduled the FFA Unit retake test for 12/20 during period 1. You have to score 80% or higher on the FFA Unit test in order to be eligible for the FFA Greenhand degree.
FFA Committee Meetings: 11/29 is the next day for FFA Committee meetings. It's never too late to join a committee! Talk to the FFA chapter officers to see what committees are currently running.
FFA Chapter Meeting: Our next FFA chapter meeting will be on December 13th in the Ag Community room. The theme is "treats and toys for the shelter." Stay tuned for more information from the officer team.
8th Grade Open House: There is still time to sign up to help at Open House if you are interested in talking to interested 8th graders and their parents about Wildlife Biology. Volunteers should plan to be here on at 5:30 ish (or you can stay at school and eat pizza) on Thursday December 1st. Pease sign up here if you haven't already.
SAE Grades: 11/30 marks the end Quarter 2 for SAE. Make sure you are up to date in AET and have submitted your SAE photo on Google Classroom.
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.