The Fair is designed as an opportunity for MHS students and the public to become involved in hands-on biodiversity research at the local level.

A Mini Career Fair scheduled for Feb. 21 from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCloud High School is open to the public and all parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to attend.

The Fair is designed as an opportunity for MHS students and the public to become involved in hands-on biodiversity research at the local level.

Presentations will be made by Dr. Rob Fernau, who has led numerous field trips into the Marble Mountain Wilderness for students, the general public, and fellow researchers, and US Forest Service Fire Manager Specialist Heather McRae and some of her colleagues.

According to information provided by MHS:

The first presenter will be Dr. Rob Fernau, who has been conducting field research in the Marble Mountain Wilderness since 1984.

Dr. Fernau has taught Survey of the Plant Communities of California at UC Davis and he has taught several other courses as well. Dr. Fernau has led eco-tourism trips in around 30 countries. He has taught for “Semester at Sea” and for the University of the South Pacific. But his favorite place in the world is the Marble Mountain Wilderness. You may have met Dr. Fernau at the Siskiyou County Fair Wildflower Show, the Bio Blitz offered by Whiskeytown National Recreation Area or pollinator hikes offered by the US Forest Service.

“When Rob was 12 years old he got invited to hike a 50-mile stretch of the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park. This experience changed his life. He wishes to introduce students to the ecology of the Marble Mountain Wilderness by offering a high school course in ecology.”

For more information, contact Rob Fernau at 650-229-4748.

From 12:45 to 3 p.m., Heather McRae, who has been with the Forest Service for 16 years, will make a presentation about USFS offerings. She is a GS Level 11 Fire Manager Specialist for Shasta McCloud Management Unit.

She and her colleagues, Information Specialist David Wolfe, District Archeologist Leslie Johnson, and Engine Captain Ryan Reginato, will be presenting on career pathways available to community members and McCloud High School students.

For more information, contact Heather McRae, PO Box 1620, McCloud, CA 96057 or call 530-964-2184 or call David Wolfe at 530-227-6643.