Fredericton Bathurst

A Life of True Grime

Sorry Mom and Dad…your life here at MCFT has now been SOILED!! 

Today was the first day of the rest of your life where you will look at the dirt under our feet as something a bit more magical than before. Never again will you think of the phrase “ a stick in the mud” as being boring!

Grab a handful of dirt. Texture the soil between your thumb and index finger. It’s been so bone dry here...

Insect Collections

It's been a long summer collecting insects for second year MCFT students, but now they can begin the pinning and presentation phases of their insect collection projects. Each summer students are responsible for collecting 40 different insects from 7 different orders (Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Odonata, Orthoptera). During the first lab students generally focus on...

Utility Arborist Program

Maritime College of Forest Technology announces new Utility Arborist Program

                                                                                                                                                                              (Photo provided by NB Power)

Fredericton, New Brunswick – 6 June 2016 - The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) is pleased to...

Wildlife Students - Projects

If you were to take a walk through the MCFT wildlife lab the first thing that you would notice is that there are a lot of skulls, bones, and skeletons.  Thanks to the MCFT class of 2016 there is one more skeleton to add to the collection.  As part of the Advanced Fish and Wildlife program, students are required to prepare a number of skeletons, skulls, and jaws for presentation.  Projects...

New Brunswick Owl Survey

First year MCFT students wrapped up their second of two nocturnal owl survey sessions last night at around 10:00pm.  The New Brunswick Nocturnal Owl Survey is organized by Bird Studies Canada (BSC) and the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources (NB-DNR), and functions because of the efforts of volunteer surveyors across the province.

Broadcasting owl calls

The survey involves...