Steward Training Day
August 25th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
The Atlantic Wildlife Institute, New Brunswick
Interested in learning new skills and volunteering for a growing conservation organization? We would like to invite you to take part in our second annual Steward Training Day! This is a great event for stewards to mingle with NCC staff and other volunteers, while also developing skills that can help with their field work.
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The Atlantic Wildlife Institute (AWI) has been providing wildlife rehabilitation, education and emergency management services for 20 years in the Province of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canada Region. They are the leading wildlife response service in Atlantic Canada, and the only one licensed to handle injured or distressed migratory birds in all four Atlantic Provinces. For more information visit their website.What you will be doing
NCC has an exciting day planned with an overview of stewardship monitoring work as well as glimpse into NCC’s new Atlantic Regional Volunteer Program. After lunch, stewards will learn about invasive species that are frequently found on NCC properties, as well as how to identify them and use a handheld GPS units to map out their locations on NCC properties. The ability to identify and report on invasive species is extremely beneficial for NCC stewardship, especially if the issue is caught early so staff and stewards can address the issue quickly before the invasives spread.Why you will love it
This event is not only geared towards learning practical and beneficial field skills, but is also a way to meet and mingle with NCC staff and other volunteers. NCC wants our volunteers to feel like they are part of a community, and what better way to encourage that than by bringing our stewards together to learn about ways to improve their time on NCC properties?
Our volunteers will also have the opportunity to tour the Atlantic Wildlife Institute (AWI) facility. AWI focuses on hands-on learning and research, rooted in a program of rescue, rehabilitation and release of displaced wildlife. For more information on AWI you can visit their website at http://atlanticwildlife.ca/
Contact Courtney Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
NCC will provide a lunch as well as other tools required (e.g. GPS units). However, participants are welcome to bring their own GPS units. Work will proceed rain or shine, unless there is torrential rain or lightening, in which case volunteers will be contacted by phone. Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package to those who register. The workshop will be held at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute Training facility.
Please send any food restrictions to NCC in advance.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Comfortable clothing
- GPS unit
- Reusable water bottle