Distance Education Opportunities
Join the experts in the fields of environment and natural resources for live informative presentations, and engaging, hands-on activities. These virtual workshops are available in English and French by Science East and the Envirothon NB Steering Committee.
These workshops are designed to prepare high school students for the Envirothon NB competition and be used by teachers for in-class learning.
Aquatics Workshop: Anthropogenic Climate Change Impacts
- 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
Aquatics Workshop: Biotic World: Living Things – Animals, Plants, Bacteria, Fungi, etc.
- An introduction to biota
- What is a balanced ecosystem and its carrying capacity
- Biodiversity and how it can be impacted
- Invasive and alien species
Aquatics Workshop: Abiotic: Non-Living Things – A Tale of Water and Watersheds
- 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
Aquatics Workshop: Microplastics! A Macro-problem.
- Types of plastics
- The problem with plastics
- Aquatic plastic pollution
- Monitoring microplastics
Forestry Workshop: Tree Identification and Physiology
- Parts of a tree (tree, twigs, and leaves)
- Tree Identification using dichotomous key
Tree Physiology and Identification without notes / with notes
Softwood key for trees of the Acadian (Wabanaki) Forest
Hardwood key for trees of the Acadian (Wabanaki) Forest
Forestry Workshop: Forest Measurements
- Aerial photographs
- Measuring diameter, age, height, basal area, and stocking
- Using LIDAR for enhanced forest management
Forest Measurements without notes / with notes
Forestry Workshop: Forest Health
- Biotic and abiotic factors
- Native insects and diseases of trees
- Exotic (non-native) insects and diseases of trees
- Adapting to climate change in Canada’s forests
Climate Change and the Acadian Forest without notes / with notes
Forest Health: Insects and Disease without notes / with notes
Forestry Workshop: Forest Management
- Forestry in Canada
- Forestry in New Brunswick
- Even-aged forestry systems
- Uneven-aged forestry systems
- Precommercial thinning
- Commercial thinning
- Annual allowable cut
- Non-timber forest products
Forest Management without notes / with notes
Wildlife Workshop: Tracks, Scat and Skulls
- Learn how to identify what species was walking and squatting in your backyard/woodlot.
- Gain knowledge and skills on how to use a key to identify a mammal skull.
- Gain knowledge and understanding on how mammals lived by analyzing “reading” the skull.
Tracks Scat and Skulls without notes / with notes – study guide
Wildlife Workshop: General Bird Identification
- Tips on how to quickly and confidently identify NB’s avian species and introduction to cool apps that can help you out.
Wildlife Workshop: Small Mammals of New Brunswick
- Students will learn about the life histories of a selected number of rodents in our province as well as sampling methods to determine populations.
Small Mammals of New Brunswick without notes / with notes
Wildlife Workshop: Wildlife Terminology
- Learn the basic terminology used in wildlife management..
Wildlife Terminology without notes / with notes
Soils and Land Use
Soils and Land Use Workshop: Properties & Characteristics
- What are soil types and how to distinguish between them
- Soil associations and soil series
- Soil landscape characteristics
- Soil physical properties
- Soil chemical properties
- Soil biological properties
- Soil Drainage
- Understanding relationships between soil properties/characteristics and soil quality and soil health
Soils and Land Use Workshop: Soil Forming Processes & Factors
- What is soil?
- Why do we study soil?
- Why is soil important?
- Functions of soil
- Soil forming factors
- Soil forming processes
- What does soil look like?
- Soil types
- Soil Erosion
- Understanding relationships between the plant community and soil
Soils and Land Use Workshop: Big Ideas on the Critical Zone – Geology and Landscape
- Critical zone
- Rock cycle
- Types of rocks
- Climate Impact
- Soil thickness
Waste to Resources (2022 Current Environmental Issue)
Waste to Resources Workshop
- Why turn waste to resources
- Key drivers
- Solid Waste Management in NB
- Collection, Diversion, Disposal
- Regulatory Tools
- Next Steps
Waste to Biogas Workshop
- Tire Recycling
- New Uses for recycled products
Since 2009 Cavendish Farms has been transforming on-site waste into a renewable energy source (biogas). This renewable fuel provides a major source of energy for our production and helps us to substantially reduce our greenhouse gas footprint. The webinar will outline how the process works, how we use the renewable energy and how this is an important part of our sustainability agenda.
Learning from the Land Video Series
3rd Learning from the Land/Weji-kino’masulti’kw maqamikek – Restigouche!
- Roberta Clowater and Anika Smithson- CPAWS – The Restigouche & Conservation English
- Jean-Daniel Savard – Restigouche River Water Management Council English
- Bernie Daigle NRCanada – Wabanaki Forest & Dichotomous Key Skills English
- Fundy National Park Salmon Recovery Group English
- Kristin Elton (NB Invasive Species Council) & Steve Ginnish (MTI) English
- Derek Gallant – Wild Wisdom English