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Okanagan-Columbia Highlights
Debbie Sluggett, Kalon Nahachewsky (Educational Liaisons)
Debbie Bazett ( Forest Education Coordinator, COFI - Southern Operations)

C.L.E.M. (Computer Logging Education Module) A Journey into BC's Logging Industry

As this newsletter is being assembled, a resource developed by Debbie Sluggett and Jeannie Steele is almost ready for distribution. The new teaching resource, "C.L.E.M. -A Journey into BC's Logging Industry" will allow students to view high-tech machines that are used by today's forest industry.

This DVD and lesson package will introduce students and teachers to technology that has helped to make logging more efficient, more environmentally-friendly and much safer than in the past. It will also demonstrate that, while some manual jobs have disappeared, other jobs have evolved to meet the goals of creating a sustainable resource.

All elementary schools in BC will receive this package, however, the delivery method and schedule will vary. The schools in the southern interior will be receiving the package as part of an updated and reprinted version of the grade 5 teaching kit, "Our Living Resource-The Forest", developed by Debbie and Jeannie a number of years ago. For schools in the BC's northern interior, Chris Lear from the Council of Forest Industries will ensure that each school receives a copy of the "CLEM" resource. Coastal schools will be receiving their packages from their district offices.

Like all large projects, many hands are needed to produce a successful product. The actual production of the DVD was handled by "New Horizons" in Kelowna . The actors were from the Okanagan, where a large portion of the filming took place, but the DVD also includes footage from other parts of BC.

Many thanks to the following supporters who provided funding for this resource:

Worker's Compensation Board of B.C.  
"WorkSafe B.C."  
B.C. Forest Safety Council"Unsafe is Unacceptable"

Council of Forest Industries  

  Forest Expo
Interior Logging Association  
Truck Loggers Association 
ILA Trades Convention, Vernon
 ILA Trades Convention, Kamloops
Balcaen Consolidated Cont. Ltd.  
Brandt Tractor Ltd.
D&M Trucking 1976 Ltd. 
Ed Smith Trucking Ltd.
Finning ( Canada )   
Great West Equipment
Kineshanko Logging Ltd. 
Lindwest Holdings Ltd.
Inland Kenworth/Parker Pacific 
Madill Equipment Canada
M.L. Brown Lumber Ltd.
Nadina Logging Ltd.
R.J. Schunter Contracting Ltd.     
Sunshine Logging Ltd 
Woodland Equipment Ltd.
Wajax Industries Ltd . 

The updated version of the grade 5 kit will include the DVD and lesson plan for "CLEM", as well as a new Forest Health lesson plan. In the Okanagan-Columbia Zone, Debbie and Kalon will be offering workshops and handing out kits to schools via teachers who attend their workshops.

For more information on the Grade 5 teaching kit "Our Living Resource-The Forest" or to see the trailer for the DVD "C.L.E.M.", go to: www.learnforestry.com .

(NOTE: The updated version of the grade 5 kit will be added to the website in the very near future. Look for it under "Lesson Plans" .)                                                          

 

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