The Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Developments Centre of Excellence for Health is extremely excited to partner with the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development to offer LIVE “WildLIFE Wednesday” classes for students and teachers across the province of New Brunswick.
“WildLIFE Wednesday” is a new offering in the school year ’22/’23 for middle and high school students. It is a free, eight session, educational program focused on New Brunswick Wildlife. Students will learn practical skills, biology, habitat, conservation, career opportunities and more in these fun and interactive live lessons hosted by local experts.
Learning outdoors and being in nature is a strong driver for mental health. The “WildLIFE Wednesday” learning presentations will give student’s an opportunity to learn practical skills and explore activities to be used outside to improve their mental wellbeing.
Experts from across the province will also be offering personal expertise, training opportunities for students and highlighting what a typical day in their life looks like. Digital resources and locations will be shared with students and teachers so they can take their learning outside and explore the outdoors in a more intimate and knowledgeable way.
(Please See PDF Road Map attached and Feel Free to Print and Post in your school)
WILDLIFE Wednesday Schedule and Presenters
Oct 12th, 2022 Matt Wilson – East Coast Waterfowl – Duck/Goose Calling
November 9th, 2022 -Department of Natural Resources Presents – NB Wildlife Species
1:30 pm (French)
Dec 14th, 2022- Brian Williams – Williams Woods and Waters Outfitting – Moose Calling
Jan 18th, 2023 Nathan Robinson – NR Photography and Wildlife East – Wildlife Photography
Feb 15th, 2023 – Denis Boudreau – Jax Flies – Fly Tying Seminar
March 15th, 2023 – Department of Natural Resources Presents – New Brunswick Fish ID
1:30 pm French
April 12th, 2023 – Donald Patterson/Ben Woo – Fish East – Spin Cast Fishing Basics
May 3rd, 2023 – Hon. Minister Mike Holland – Minister of Natural Resources – NB Wild Turkey Calls
(Additional Information and TEAMS Links for each session will be posted on the COE Health Website by Oct 1st, 2023. Please reach out to COE Health Lead, Daneen Dymond if you have any questions)