West Kootenay Forest Education Highlights
Nancie Dohan ( West Kootenay Forest Educator)
Nancie talks to students
about the forest education van.
has been a busy season in the West Kootenay zone - the ILA Forest
Education Van made its inaugural visit to the West Kootenay area
Sept. 17-30, 2005, touring two fall fairs, eight elementary schools,
and a School District # 8 Professional Development Day. In total,
approximately 1,700 youth and general public toured the van. It
was well-received by teachers, students, administrators and the
career presentations were delivered to Planning 10 classes in seven
of the West Kootenay zone's high schools. The students appreciated
the information and resources available from the discussion and
the video shown on careers in the forest industry. The Planning
10 teachers were very pleased that a professional, outside of
the student's regular teaching domain, was able to present
information about possible career paths to their students.
Teachers tour Kalesnikoff Lumber
on Pro Day.
a forestry calendar for 2007 is being assembled for distribution
and radio ads on 'How We Manage Our Forests' are being aired in
the region. Nancie will also be assisting with developing the National
Forest Week presentation that will be offered to elementary schools
in the West Kootenay zone during April and May, and she hopes to
be involved in Arbour Day and Earth Day presentations.
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