Instructor of Natural Resource Technician Programs
Minga was the primary instructor for 2 natural resource programs – one at Nova Scotia Community College and the other at the College of the North Atlantic in Goose Bay, Labrador. Field work was integral to each program, creating a truly hands-on, educational experience. Teaching involved preparation of all lectures, field and class assignments, laboratory experiments, exams and year-end projects, as well as administrative tasks dealing with a variety of student needs.
Forest ecosystem management
Forest ecosystem classification
Fish and wildlife
Applied ecosystem management
GPS and GIS
Natural resources measurements
Fisheries management techniques
Natural resources policy and law
Forest ecology and law enforcement
Sample Powerpoint lecture and assignment:
Minga teaches a 2-day terrestrial navigation course to local groups and individuals in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The course covers topographical map reading, map scale, common coordinate systems, compass use, declination, and GPS use to collect tracks and waypoints and find specific locations. It has been written about in the local newspaper.