Virtual Workshops

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Distance Education Opportunities

Each week, join the experts in the fields of environment and natural resources for live informative presentations, and engaging, hands-on activities. These 50 minute virtual workshops will be hosted in English and French by Science East and the Envirothon NB Steering Committee on Zoom.

Students

These workshops are designed to prepare high school students for the Envirothon NB competition.  Students can participate individually or with their team.

Teachers

High School Science and Environmental Science classes are welcome to participate.  Atlantic Canada focus. Teachers must register their class.

Interested in participating in a live virtual workshop?

To register and receive further details and workshop handouts along with the link on Zoom, please contact becky.geneau@scienceeast.nb.ca, Envirothon NB Coordinator.

No cost to participate.

Deadline to register for each session is one week prior to the workshop date.

February 2021

Workshop 2021 - Soil Process & Factors Feb 8

Presented by Sheldon Hann, Agriculture & Agri-Foods Canada

Presented by Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance

Content:
  • An introduction to abiotic factors in aquatic environments
  • What is a watershed and its features
  • Processes in the water cycle
  • The difference and the definitions of various aquatic habitats
Activity:
The delineation of a subwatershed in the Petitcodiac watershed.

 

Presented by Kelly Honeyman, J.D. Irving Limited

Workshop 2021 - Tree ID Feb 18

Forestry Workshop Poster Feb 18337946

Presented by Bernie Daigle, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

  1. Parts of  a tree (tree, twigs, and leaves)
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Dendrochronology
  4. Tree Identification using dichotomous key

Activity:  Using dichotomous key to identify softwood and hardwood species

Workshop 2021 - Wildlife - General Bird ID

Presented by Kelly Honeyman, J.D. Irving Limited

Forestry Workshop 2021 - Management (1)

Presented by Bernie Daigle, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

  1. Forestry in Canada
  2. Forestry in New Brunswick
  3. Even-aged forestry systems
  4. Uneven-aged forestry systems
  5. Reforestation
  6. Precommercial thinning
  7. Commercial thinning
  8. Annual allowable cut
  9. Non-timber forest products

Activity:  Kahoot Game

March 2021

 

Presented by Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance

Content:
  • An introduction to biota
  • What is a balanced ecosystem and its carrying capacity
  • Biodiversity and how it can be impacted
  • Invasive and alien species
Activity:
By using a dichotomous key, students will identify various macroinvertebrate samples from the Petitcodiac watershed.

Presented by Sheldon Hann, Agriculture & Agri-Foods Canada

Workshop 2021 - Wildlife - Tracks Scat Skulls

Presented by Kelly Honeyman, J.D. Irving Limited

Presented by Bernie Daigle, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

  1. Aerial photographs
  2. Measuring diameter, age, height, basal area, and stocking
  3. Using LIDAR for enhanced forest management

Activity: Working with air photos and practice questions on measurements

April 2021

Workshop 2021 - Wildlife - Terminology April 6

Presented by Kelly Honeyman, J.D. Irving Limited

Forestry Workshop 2021 - Health

Presented by Bernie Daigle, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

1.       Biotic and abiotic factors

2.       Native insects and diseases of trees

3.       Exotic (non-native) insects and diseases of trees

4.       Adapting to climate change in Canada’s forests

Presented by Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance

Content:
  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Land use & anthropogenic pollution sources
  • An introduction to watershed monitoring and data collection
  • Best land management practices and ways to improve anthropogenic watershed impacts
Activity:
Students will learn to analyze a small dataset from the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance water quality monitoring project, to determine the relationship between two parameters.