REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2018
Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project is hosting this conference in partnership with forestry and natural resource agencies and organizations from the state, federal, and private sectors. The purpose of this conference to inform and educate North Carolina and Virginia landowners on available programs and technical assistance.
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August 18, 2018
9 am - 3:00 pm
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_CapeFearMuseum
Workshop Fee: $20 (First 10 registrants can register for free through Museum grant funds!)
Registration Deadline: August 13, 2018
Questions? Pepper Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Join classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide AND the Forests of the World secondary module! Every participant will leave the workshop with both guides, provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program. Lunch will be provided!
Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop, as well gaining confidence and skills for using outdoor learning environments through exploration of the museum's outdoor learning environment. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone, and cancel in a timely manner if your plans change.
Correlations: The K-8 Activity Guide includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards, as well as high school Biology and Earth & Environmental Sciences. The Forests of the World module is correlated to high school Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Civics & Economics, and 21st Century Geography. More information on correlations can be discovered at https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/ncplt-correlations/.
Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop
August 25, 2018
9am - 3:30pm
Agape Center for EE
To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_agape
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: August 20, 2018
Questions? Mir Youngquist-Thurow ACEed@agapekurebeach.org
Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available.This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.
Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Please bring a bag lunch and prepare to be outside!
Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. Cancellations made by August 20th will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after August 20th will not receive a refund.
Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present, & Future
Wood is the fastest growing residential heat fuel in the United States and accounts for 75% of the residential renewable energy produced. Residential user have figured out that heating with wood and/or pellets has significant benefits, even with low fossil fuel prices. New EPA regulations on wood stoves may have significant impact on wood stove technology, meanwhile pellet stoves continue to increase in popularity. This presentation will help you better understand issues regarding heating with wood and new developments and technology.
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Aug 29, 2018 2:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
Pre-registration not required.
Jonathan Kays, Natural Resources Extension Specialist, University of Maryland Extension. Jonathan Kays is a Natural Resources Extension Specialist with University of Maryland Extension and has a Masters of Science in Forestry from Virginia Tech. Mr. Kays develops and implement extension education program in forest stewardship, deer damage management, natural resource enterprises, backyard woodlot management, GPS training, wood energy, and use of biosolids to grow short rotational crops (hybrid poplar). For more information on his programs visit www.naturalresources.umd.edu.
Georgia Master Timber Harvester - 1 hour CLE Continuing Logger Ed Credit [credits applied for]
Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit [credits applied for]
New York Logger Training - .25 hour NYLT TLC Credit [credits applied for]
Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop (10 hours)
9:00am – 3:30pm
Durant Nature Preserve
TO REGISTER: go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_durant (you will need to create an account)
Registration Deadline: September 10
Registration Fee: $25
Questions? Renee Strnad email@example.com
This novel PLT course uniquely combines three elements to offer maximum depth and value: online prerequisite work introduces the participant to PLT at their leisure while the 6-hour in-person workshop focuses on direct engagement with the flagship PreK-8 curriculum guide plus the secondary module, Southeastern Forests and Climate Change. Participants will earn 10 hrs Criteria I credit in the NC EE Certification Program or 1.0 CEU. Please bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately to be outside for parts of the in-person workshop.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration topics at the intersection of our natural and built environments. The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). This workshop will also feature the Southeastern Forests and Climate Change module, which investigates climate change impacts on southern forest ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changing climatic conditions. The module is designed for use in life science, environmental science, and agriculture courses in grades 9-12, with potential use in middle school or community college courses.
You will receive your online course code and directions soon after you register. You must complete the online course work (2-4 hours at your convenience) before our in-person meeting on Monday, September 17th. Both PLT curriculum guides are provided at no cost (a $45 value!) to participants through partnership with the NC Forestry Association, however, pre-registration and a $25 workshop fee is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.