Fredericton Bathurst

Archives for January, 2019

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...

Winter Wildlife Camp 2016

Fish & Wildlife students are back into regular classes after another successful winter camp at Fundy National Park in Alma, New Brunswick.  Each year, through the collaborative partnership the college maintains with Fundy National Park, wildlife students spend 5 days at the Fundy Outfitters lodge just north of Alma doing a variety of different activities geared around wildlife research and data...

Non-Timber Forest Products - Intro to woodturning

2nd year students are introduced to the art of woodturning as part of the Non-Timber Forest Products course. 

Woodturning is the process of spinning wood in a lathe and shaping it to the desired specifications using specialized handtools.  This method of wood working is used to create a variety of functional and decorative wood pieces.

Guest speaker Andrew Ross, a wood turner from...

Urban Forestry - Gear demonstration and climbing

On February 16th the city of Fredericton’s Parks and Trees department once again welcomed the second-year MCFT class to a demonstration of some of the techniques and equipment they use in the workplace.  

The lab was a component of the Urban Forestry course, which aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to design and manage an urban or residential property for a...