for Trapper Organizations, Fish & Wildlife Organizations, Game Commissions
Several years ago, the New Brunswick Trappers & Fur Harvesters Federation
became concerned with the low number of young people involved in fur harvesting.
We were also concerned that young people whether they were interested in
trapping or not were only getting to see one side of the issue, the side
of those that oppose trapping. The NBTFHF thoroughly looked at what we
could do to promote trapping to youngsters in a way that would be informational
and reach the maximum number possible and yet, not be seen as pushing trapping
& fur harvesting on them. After numerous studies and consultations,
we began developing the Furbearer School Program. Approximately 2 years
ago, we started administering the program in New Brunswick schools and
we are pleased to say, it has been a tremendous success. Teachers and school
administrators have been extremely pleased with the results and have requested
that the program be administered every year.
What is the
Furbearer School Program?
School Program is designed to be used by individuals or groups to aid in
an informational lesson to students about fur harvesting and trapping.
It is not used to teach the students how to trap but rather the role of
trapping & fur harvesting in wildlife management, its history, the
benefits it provides, equipment used, various furbearers etc. It is presented
to the students at an age level that they are most likely to form an opinion
regarding trapping and fur harvesting that they will carry with them the
rest of their lives. Presenting them with solid facts about trapping, it
provides them an opportunity to form that opinion on a more knowledgeable
What does the
Furbearer School Program include?
School Program is available on CD-Rom. It includes;
Manual for the presenters - in Microsoft Word Format, Microsoft Power
Point Presentation, and in HTML Format as a slide show presentation that
can be viewed on a web browser. All three formats of the manual include
both English & French versions. The training manual instructs those
that will be presenting the program on;
officials about the program
The prefered age
group to present the program too
Conduct and behaviour
of the presenter
and aids required
to school officials & teachers
of each presentation
Content of the
program including graphics
How to handle the
most frequently asked questions
Tips on keeping
the students interested
student version of the Power Point program - is also included should
the presenter wish to use the aid of a computer while doing the presentation.
Activity Pack - An educational package left with the teacher at the
end of the program. The teacher can then provide additional lessons and
quiz's to the student, allowing them to better understand trapping. The
activity pack is in Microsoft Word format and includes both English and
formats are fully customizable so that information can be changed, added
or deleted depending on regulations or history etc in the province or state
the program will be presented in.
Educating The Future!
For Details on Purchasing
or Additional Information on The Furbearer School Program
If you are
interested in having the program presented in your school, contact one
of the presenters below.
would like to have at least two(2) presenters from each council if possible.
If you are interested in being a presenter, you can contact
4166 Route 560
276 - 3274
Fax (506) 276 -9014