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  • Introduction to Natural Resources Mrs. Hilleary Rm 800 Horticulture Building
  • What is the class?
    • All about the great outdoors
    • Who has had ecology?
      • Similarities
      • Differences
    • Agriculture Focus
    • Local Focus
  • Syllabus
    • Implementing Virginia’s CTE Course Requirements
    • Participating in the Student Organization
    • Careers in Natural Resources & Environmental Mgmt
    • Basic Environmental Science
    • Protecting the Environment: Soil, Air & Water
    • Woodland Management & Conservation
    • Land Use Planning
    • Manage Fish & Wildlife
    • Cartography & Orienteering
    • Aquatic Animals & Aquaculture
    • Renewable Energy
    • Waste Management
  • Daily Schedule
    • Focus Activity – Current Events
      • Science Daily Agriculture
      • Local Agriculture News
      • Work with a partner – not the same one every day
    • Present Information – not more than 20 min
    • Activity
      • Outside
      • Inside
    • Critter care & Clean-up
      • Fish, Quail, Worms, Frogs etc.
  • Areas of Study
    • Aquaculture – catfish & tilapia – 2 weeks
    • Soil & Water Conservation – 3 weeks
    • Forestry – 2 weeks
    • Ponds & Fisheries – 1 week
    • Maps & GPS – 1 week
    • Organic vs Traditional Agriculture 1 week
    • Energy – 2 weeks
    • Hunting & Wildlife Management – 2 weeks
    • Wood Products -1week
    • Land Use & Govt. Programs – 2 weeks
    • Careers – 1 week
  • Safety
    • Safety Tests- must get a 100% before participation
      • Lab/Shop Safety
      • Test on equipment as need arises
    • Adult Behavior
    • Dress to work
  • What you can expect from me
    • Help you prepare for life after high school
    • Enforce school rules
      • No hats in the classroom
      • No earphones in the classroom
      • No phones anytime
      • No Student Parking
    • I won’t waste your time
    • Treated respectfully & fairly with Consistency
    • Occasional mistakes
      • I will fix them if you let me know (nicely)
    • An enjoyable class – not recess
  • What I Expect from you
    • Positive attitude & environment
    • Strong work ethic inside and out
    • Willingness to learn
      • Group work
      • Self motivated
      • See the big picture
    • Use technology extensively
    • Be where you are supposed to be
  • Grades
    • Quizzes 25%
    • Daily Grade – work ethic 35%
    • Projects – 1 per qtr 25%
    • Notebook 15%
    • Exam counts 10% of the semester grade
    • Quiz most Fridays with terms, current events & weekly activities.
    • Open notebook.
  • Class Supplies
    • 3 ring notebook
    • Pen or pencils
    • Dress to go outside
  • Technology
    • Progress in agriculture depends on technology
      • Machinery
        • Movie
      • Information
  • Senteo Introduction
    • Get a Senteo transmitter from the front of the class
  • Website – FHSHORT.PBWORKS.COM
    • The school is adopting the Angel classroom system - Don’t know when yet?
    • We will use it for class lessons
    • If you are absent, you must go to the class day and review the class
    • All papers and items to turn in must be turned in electronically on Angel
      • No paper copies
      • No “I put it on your desk”
      • Submitted online with a date/time stamp
  • Co-op
  • Agriculture Co-ops
    • A co-op gives students the opportunity to work for pay and earn school credit at the same time.
    • Only open to 11 and 12 grades
    • Great option if you have met all of the requirements except Gov’t & English.
    • Get real world job experience
    • Does not negatively impact your college plans.
  • Co-op subjects
    • Agriculture Machinery Services
    • Natural Resources
    • Environmental Management
    • Horticulture
    • Floral Design
    • Nursery – Landscape
  • Jobs
    • Current job – may qualify
    • Job opportunities
    • Minimum number of hours per year required for credit
    • Most students work 15 – 20 hrs/week
  • Today
    • Tour grounds
  • Tomorrow
    • Assemble notebooks
    • Fill out papers
    • Start Aquaculture