Frost Campus to host Stewardship Youth Rangers Workshop 2018

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2018) – Fleming College will once again host a group of Stewardship Youth Rangers for three-days of environmental and natural resource science workshops from July 17-19, 2018 at Frost Campus.

The Campus will host 60 Rangers over the three-day workshop with exercises such as caring for wildlife, fish identification, drilling and blasting techniques and knots for outdoor adventures. The Rangers will also enjoy recreational activities such as ultimate Frisbee and beach volleyball, and will unwind by the campfire.

Fleming’s expert instructors run the sessions, which focus on natural resource management, hands-on learning and team-building exercises. The Rangers will also take part in campus tours throughout the workshop.

The Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) program, which includes both junior and Stewardship Rangers, is intended for teens ages 17 or turning 17. The Rangers who will visit Frost Campus this year represent a portion of the high school students the MNRF hires annually to work for eight weeks. The Rangers’ work is part of the MNRF’s natural resource management project that support biodiversity and combats climate change across Ontario.

Schedule of activities:

Tuesday, July 17

  • 1 – 2 p.m. – Caring for Wildlife, Pelt and Skull ID (Room 280)
  • 2 – 5 p.m. – Soils Activity / Fish ID and Hatchery (Room 306/Room 232 and Muskie Hatchery)

 Wednesday, July 18

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Frost Presentation and tour/ Drilling and Blasting Techniques (Room 188 and Drilling Building)
  • 1 – 5 p.m. – Predator Prey Game / Aquatic Inverts (Room 110/Room 191)

Thursday, July 19

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Tree Identification and Race / Knots for Outdoor Adventures (Room 306/Outdoor Ed. Building)

 Learn more about the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/stewardship-youth-ranger-program

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366