DFO & SD 83 Careers Talk Fish in April

School District 83 Careers Team and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are collaborating in a two-part experiential learning opportunity next month.

Fisheries officers will be coming to SAS-Sullivan and Eagle River Secondary on Tuesday, April 4th and then will visit AL Fortune and Pleasant Valley Secondary on Wednesday, April 5th. DFO officials will be talking to interested students about careers in habitat restoration, resource management, stock assessment, conservation, protection and enforcement. The talk is part of a key note address at SAS-Sullivan as the DFO will be part of a mini-career fair taking place at the campus that morning. Any high school students can sign up to attend the live panel discussion by getting a parent permission form from the career coordinator at their neighbourhood high school.

Then on Tuesday, April 25th, only 20 district students will be able to attend a special DFO/ SD 83 Field Trip at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre east of Enderby. Members of BC’s Conservation Service will be joining DFO Enforcement officers to participate in role playing events of how law breakers are dealt with. As well, those interested in biology will be able to do some counting of stock in the Shuswap River and learn more about fish habitat. Students wishing to do this trip should attend the first session in early April and also need a signed parent permission form to attend the event. If you wishing more information about the event, don’t hesitate to contact the career coordinator at your neighbourhood school or you can reach out to George Richard at 778-824-1188 or email grichard@sd83.bc.ca.

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