North Carolina Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - Mountain
Event Sponsor: Higher Education Institution
Event Type: Seminar/Workshop
Primary Category: Professional Development
Event Dates: 6/24/2013 through 6/28/2013
Brief Description: The Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academy is a four-day residential program that focuses on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable forestry. The first afternoon includes hands-on activities introducing teachers to forestry concepts and a short orientation to the Academy. Orientation is followed by a relaxing dinner at the hotel and a presentation about local forest-related history. Over the next three days, teachers visit a variety of forests and mills learning about forest management and the manufacturing of various wood products such as paper, furniture, plywood and lumber. Teachers participate in tours and hikes in forests under various types of ownership and management plans. Excursions to museums, state forests, experimental forests, and environmental learning centers round out the experience. The last day of the of the Academy is spent in round table discussions reviewing what was learned and how the information and resources can be used in the classroom.
Participants should expect a fast-paced week, with extended moderate walking and some stair climbing and walking on raised catwalks in mills and production facilities. We also strive to provide great food, plenty of networking opportunities, and a fun and engaging learning environment. In addition, training in the Project Learning Tree curriculum and other extensive materials and discussions prepare participants to transfer what they have learned back to the classroom. CEU renewal credits (20-25 contact hours) will be awarded.
Please visit the web site for more information including sample agendas and the online application form.
Name: Renee Strnad
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 919.515.5518
Web Site: www.ncsu.edu/sfta
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