Natural Resources Conservation (Grades 11 and 12) is two periods of a three-period block designed to prepare students to work in or to pursue further education in the fields of forestry, wildlife, aquatics and soil conservation. (For dual enrollment credit available, see below.)
This is a hands-on approach to the subject matter. Students will be outside for much of the school year learning skills such as GPS navigation, compass and pacing, as well as mapping and water testing. There will be individual learning opportunities that support living in, working with, and enjoying the outdoors. Students will take three major field trips; two to Grand Lake Streams where they will work with fishery biologists to first harvest salmon eggs and then later clip fins; and the third, an all-day study of tree identification, timber-cruising, animal habitats, and a soils pit. Students enrolled for a three-period block will receive enrichment in the area of either animal sciences or aquaculture.
This course is held at PIRCTC in room 304.