Natural Resource Conservation Fair: The Southwest Conservation District will be hosting (what appears to be) a career fair for natural resources and 10/4 is specifically for high school students. Students interested in pursuing a career in Natural Resources are strongly encouraged to attend. There is a 16 person limit. Submit the permission slip BY MONDAY MORNING. We will leave LH at 11am (eat first lunch) and return at 2:00 pm. You will not miss the assembly during periods 1 and 2.
Freshmen FFA Unit: Freshmen will be rotating into the FFA unit from October 6th-27th with Mrs. Rose. Don't worry, Mrs. Rose makes this unit incredibly interesting and you won't have to sit through sub plans for a week while I'm at the National FFA Convention!
Junior Job Interview Unit: Juniors will be rotating to the Job Interview unit from October 4th-27th with Mrs. Rose. Students will create a resume, cover letter, reference list and learn how to conduct themselves during an interview.
Paul Smith's College: A recruiter from Paul Smith's College will be coming in to talk to the Juniors and Seniors on Monday. Check out the wide variety of career paths offered at this college.
Lab Animals: Since no one has been staying after... literally for anything... I'm going to make this committee a "complete on your own time" type committee. Join the Classroom site to view tasks that need to be accomplished this week! You can help out during study hall (appointment only), office hours, before school or after school (appointment only).
Wildlife Garden: Juniors have been hard at work in their wildlife management unit. Recently, they conducted a brief inventory of our wildlife garden in order to provide information for a grant. We received a $500 grant to improve our garden and establish a Monarch Recovery Garden. "The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats® Programs [their] affiliate, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) have come together with the LEGO Community Fund to work with 25 schools across Connecticut that are interested in using the environment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and to protect and enhance Monarch and other pollinator habitat on their school grounds."
Recruiting: Mr. Santiago is looking for people to take recruiting to West Haven on October 7th and Hamden (Date TBD). See him for more details.
Kestrel Nesting Box Kiosk: A recent graduate is looking for help putting the finishing touches on a project he completed for his Eagle Scout project. He is looking for someone to create a poster to be put up on the kiosk at a kestrel nesting box site, Farnum Field in Wallingford. "What I would want on it is some basic information about the field, who runs it (the town of Wallingford and the Wallingford Land Trust), some information about the bird, and basic stuff like diet, range, and physical description. If anyone is interested and if you think this could be a good SAE project for someone they or you can email me let me know." For more information please contact Mark Bernick (2016).
Forestry CDE: *The sound of crickets chirping* Tuesday 10/4 Ag 103 2:00-3:00 or 3:30 is the next scheduled forestry CDE practice. If no one shows up, we sadly will not be sending a forestry team to the state competition. This is a great opportunity to learn more about trees and have some fun with friends after school. If you are interested, please show up!
Environmental/Natural Resources CDE & Envirothon: The next practice is on Tuesday 10/25. There is an Envirothon workshop Saturday October 8th. There are a ton of resources on the Envirothon website. We will be going to the Peabody museum to look at SPECIAL collections this year! Most of the content for the Envirothon competition is covered at the weekend workshops. Students and parents are encouraged to attend on their own.
FFA Jackets: Lyman Hall FFA will be placing an order for FFA Jackets in October. The advisors will set a date for members to come try jackets on (sizing is not easy online). See Mrs. Roselli or Mrs. Dal Zin for more information.
FFA Committees: To sign up for a committee, see Mrs. Dal Zin or Mrs. Roselli.
Lyman Hall FFA Chapter Updates: Visit Remind to sign up for updates via text or email for our chapter events.
Environmental Events of Interest
October 1st Quinnipiac River Watershed Association River Clean Up and Purple Loosestrife Removal
October 15th Canoe Race at Silver Lake, Meriden
October 5th College Planning Workshop at the YMCA
October 29th Owl-o-ween Raptor Rehabilitation Event
November 5th Maple Syrup Producers Association meeting- free tickets
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.