Nelson Rotary Club to send students to Forestry Program

The Nelson Rotary Club is seeking applications from students to attend the Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program in May.

The Nelson Rotary Club is seeking applications from students to attend the  Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program, taking place May 7 to 11 in Prince George.

The Rotary Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies Program, launched in 1990 by the Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead, is intended to promote an interest in careers in forestry.

The program annually introduces 40 high school students to the wide variety of careers the forest and environmental industries have to offer.

Participants work side by side with mill staff, tree planters, nursery staff and forest fire personnel, participate in a variety of tours and learn about related programs the University of British Columbia and the College of New Caledoina offer.

Selected students must be between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age on May 1, 2014, enrolled in and attending school (Grade 11 or 12), and be maintaining acceptable grade standards. The program includes billets for the out-of-town students. Travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the Nelson Rotary Club. For more information and application forms, contact Chris Fairbank at 250-352-5371 (Monday to Friday).

To enable the selection committee to assess the candidate’s interest and capabilities, the candidate is asked to write an essay (maximum 350 words) on one or more of the emerging trends listed.

The essay is to be submitted to Chris Fairband at 404 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E5, no later than noon on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Emerging Trends In Forestry

1. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

2. Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

3. Pine Beetle Wood

4. Wood First

5. Bio-Energy


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