Summer Science Program/Schools Science
MNCC has conducted summer science camps for Maliseet youths to educate them about the environment, biology and ecology of the wildlife species that are of traditional significance to Maliseet First Nations. Introduction and promotion of aboriginal youth towards careers in science had been another objective of the program.
Under this program, we have conducted 2 week long camps in 2010 and 2011. Students were taken to Huntsman Marine Science Centre and a few other places that are of traditional and ecological significance. In 2012, MNCC has decided to conduct science presentations in native schools in Maliseet Communities. We visited the native schools in Kingsclear and Tobique to educate the kids about the biology and ecology of the wildlife species that are of traditional and ecological significance to Maliseet First Nations (Atlantic salmon, American eel etc.) and vital information about environment, St. John River etc. MNCC has used an American eel kit developed by Parks Canada during above presentations.
In 2013, MNCC has developed 2 presentations about Atlantic salmon and American eel to use during schools science presentations. In addition MNCC has also developed an Atlantic salmon kit to be presented to kids along with the American eel kit.