Phone: (716) 816-4530 ext. 1026


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Mr. Fell

I teach Careers and Financial Management at Riverisde Academy. Class materials are posted in Schoology, and grading is posted in Infinite Campus. 


I grew up in rural Niagara County and currently reside in the city's West Side. I enjoy spending time outdoors, and you may see me with my binoculars at Unity Island, Tifft Nature Preserve, or Red Jacket River Front Park. I also enjoy leading bird-related field trips for the Buffalo  Ornithological Society and Buffalo Audubon Society.


Freshmen will take Careers and Financial Management (CFM) for a full year. This class is divided is composed of two distinct classes: CFM-A and CFM-B. CFM-A is taken in the first half of the year, and CFM-B is taken in the second half of the year. CFM-A focuses on basic financial literacy. Students will learn about careers, banking, credit, budgeting, and applying for jobs. CFM-B is geared to teach students about the programs offered in their schools.


Sophomores in the Conservation Program study the following units:  Writing, Communication & Methods, Basic Ecology, Field Ecology Skills, Terrestrial Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Minerals & Soils, Natural History of  Wildlife & ID, and Animal Care.


Juniors in the Conservation Program study the following units: Watershed Management, Forest Management, Wildlife Management Management, Invasive Species & Their Management, Natural History of Plants & ID.


Seniors in the Conservation Program study the following units: Project Management Skills, Restoration Ecology, Conservation of Threatened & Endangered Species, Sustainability, Safety and First Aid, Natural History of Fish &  ID, Environmental Law & Ethics. Seniors are also required to complete a work experience, research project, or internship. Outside industry assessment is performed in the senior year, and some students will also qualify for college credit though department-led articulation agreements with SUNY Buffalo State.


In addition to typical classwork, students in the Conservation Program will learn through a variety of projects designed to prepare them for careers or college. Trips are planned to give them the opportunity to engage in volunteering, job shadowing, and other activities undertaken by those working in the field of environmental conservation.


Thank you for visiting my page - please feel free to contact me if  you have any additional questions.


Mr. Joseph Fell


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Career and Technical Education

Riverside Academy - #208