Fifteen high school students from southern Ontario high schools will be joining northwestern Ontario high school students for a three day course in forest conservation in Dryden from May 31 – June 2, 2011.
Dryden High School has the longest running conservation course in Canada. Started in 1957, the outdoor course introduces students to forest management and conservation. The course is presented by partners from academia, industry, non-profit organizations and government. Conservation Course is an opportunity for students to learn about forestry in northern Ontario, through a 3-day camp experience. Students have the chance to see forest management on Ontario crown land and meet those employed in the forestry and natural resources fields.
While attending the Conservation Course, students will be given video cameras to document their experiences. The students will form their own opinions about forest management activities in our province based on what they see. The students will use video to tell other youth about forest management and lead them through an interactive classroom activity that will help teach the decision making process involved in managing forests. The lesson plan will be released to teachers across Ontario during National Forest Week, September 18-24, 2011.
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