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Intro Nat Resources Class Intro 1

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

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