Workshop: Teaching Forestry to Kids

growing trees exerciseHow many ways can students measure a tree? What is the best way to teach tree measurement given the tools, learning objectives, and time available? Now scale that up to forests, and do it all in 35 minutes!

Foresters and other natural resource managers are often asked to visit schools to help teach about trees and forests. Our Teaching Forestry to Kids workshop, offered in partnership with the MN DNR Forestry Outreach and Education unit , is designed to help natural resource managers deliver strong, effective forestry presentations that students will remember.

The workshop introduces a number of Project Learning Tree activities that participants can refer to and use in their own outreach activities. DNR – Forestry staff lead us through activities related to tree identification and observation, tree and forest growth, measurements of tree height and diameter, tree and forest products, wildfire prevention, and more.

We also discuss communication with teachers, planning age-appropriate learning objectives and activities, strategies to prepare for the session and involve teachers in the activities.

Date: October 13, 2016 CANCELLED
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115