McQueen Lake - Forestry and Environmental Camp

The Forestry and Environmental Studies Camp will be a three day/two night camp that is hosted at the McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre. Learning takes place in a forest and aquatic ecosystem system setting at the Centre.  Students learn about the diversity of various environments and the range of related employment opportunities. Students interested in a career in any of the following areas are advised to attend the camp to learn more about the following subjects:

  • Ecology, Silviculture – ecosystems, soil pits, plant & tree identification
  • Entomology – bark beetles, defoliators and other forest pests
  • Air Photos & Mapping – reading of maps & air photos, use of stereoscope
  • Search & Rescue – compassing, search plan & implementation
  • Range Ecology & Management – Lac du Bois grasslands
  • Tree Planting – BEC Zones, planting & restoration
  • Fire Management – hand tools, fire pump operation, skills competition
  • Aquatics – aquatic ecosystems, use of microscopes
  • First Nations – edible plants, medicines, culture
  • Forest Measurements – GPS, tree height, diameter, age & volume
  • Careers

Who Attends: Twenty-four grade 10-12 students

Date: Thursday October 13 to Saturday October 15, 2022

Time: Depart 9:00am Thursday, Return 5:00pm Saturday

Location: McQueen Lake Environmental Camp

Fee: $75.00

Application Due Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Application: 2022 Forestry and Environmental Camp Application

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