Credits: BUHS 20, Sending Schools 5
Duration: Full Year
This is an outside environmental course that will introduce students to various forest management practices and skills involved in Natural Resource careers. This course will focus on proficiencies in several skills that include: Dendrology (the study of tree). Orienteering (map and compass use), tractor safety and maintenance, basic learning activities with opportunities for community service projects, field trips, job shadowing, and cooperatives. Focus areas will include subsurface design and construction, sawmill operation, lumber grading, maple syrup production, skidder operation, timber harvesting, and wildland fire control. Additionally, students will be able to identify indigenous and invasive plants and pests. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Northeast Training (Game of Logging) certification program. Students will also receive Industry Recognized Credentials in First-Aid/CPR/AED and Wildland Fire Control. This course will provide students with the proper vocabulary, understanding, technical knowledge, and physical skills necessary for natural resource careers.
Course syllabus: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1loIN4LgCJJtbjG0OauQryuYFjCOlnLbz/view?usp=sharing
Students must have a ninth-grade reading level with some higher-level vocabulary along with basic math skills including fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry. Students must have the ability to work outside in various weather conditions.
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