9th Annual TEACHER FIELD DAYS:
FOREST WILDLIFE & BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Two days in the woods Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at beautiful Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest. The Forestry on Ohio’s Public Lands Series is offered by the ODNR Division of Forestry to provide your students with timely concepts and to help you meet state standards. Come learn more about trees, wildlife, our rich regional conservation history, land management, and Ohio’s renewable natural resource--forests.
Forest Wildlife and Biological Diversity is featured on Tuesday, and a Project Learning Tree and Project Wild combined educator certification workshop is offered Wednesday. You can attend one or both days. Graduate credit through Ohio University is available for your purchase if you attend both days.
Programs are open to ANY teacher, and takes place RAIN OR SHINE. Dress for the woods, weather, and field work. We will be in the woods Tuesday for field learning to look at wildlife research plots and habitat, so wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Lunch and drinks are provided both days courtesy of PLT. There is a registration fee of $10 for materials which covers both days. We will meet at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest modern training center off SR 93 and SR 324 southeast of McArthur.
Ohio University will provide a certificate of participation listing contact hours, OR, one semester hour of graduate continuing education credit is available through OU-Chillicothe for those attending BOTH DAYS.
Information will be provided on site and you will individually apply and pay for credit ($136) on your own from home.
Please contact Lynn Prater by e-mail or phone to register by June 1.
Or phone: (740) 774-1596 extension 0.
Classes are limited to 30 participants. Registrants will be sent directions. Please include your e-mail for information distribution.
More about forests and PLT: www.ohiodnr.com/forestry; http://www.plt.org/