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CO team takes second in Foresty Challenge

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Jena Ornelas and Omer Baker participate in Field Testing at the 2017 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge. Photograph by Diane Neill.

Jena Ornelas and Omer Baker participate in Field Testing at the 2017 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge. Photograph by Diane Neill.

Jena Ornelas and Omer Baker participate in Field Testing at the 2017 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge. Photograph by Diane Neill.

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Five students from Charter Oak High School participated recently in the 2017 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 83 high school students from ten schools from the Southern California area.  The event was held Nov. 8-11 at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, near Green Valley Lake, California. Charter Oak finished second overall.

As part of the Challenge, Omer Baker, junior;Nishita Dashpute, freshman; Maggie Lu, junior; Arjun Mehta, junior; and Jena Ornelas, freshman, conducted a seedling survey on the portion of SkyPark at Santa’s Village that was burned in the Old Fire.  After spending an afternoon at SkyPark collecting field data and interacting with natural resource professionals, students summarized their results and determined if more seedlings need to be planted. During the Challenge, teams of students also completed field training, followed by a field test to assess their technical forestry knowledge and data collecting skills.

“Participation in the Forestry Challenge continues to allow students to explore alternate career opportunities,” said advisers Ms. Patricia Foy, Environmental Systems teacher, and Sergio Martinez, campus safety proctor. Arjun Menta, junior, said, “The Forestry Challenge changed the way I looked at the environment, and it gave me priceless knowledge of the world of forestry.”

Mr. Sergio Martinez, Jena Ornelas, Nishita Dashpute, Arjun Mehta, Maggie Lu, Ms. Pat Foy and Omer Baker attended the Forestry Challenge, which accessed damage near Santa’s Village. Photo provided by Diane Neill.

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