NC State Extension

Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614, USA Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614, USA Extension Forestry 1 month away
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Description: November 5, 2018 (NEW DATE)
Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop (10 hours)
9:00am – 3:30pm
Durant Nature Preserve
Raleigh, NC

TO REGISTER: go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_durant (you will need to create an account)
Registration Deadline: October 29
Registration Fee: $25
Questions? Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu
**This is a reschedule of September 17th workshop that was postponed due to Hurricane Florence

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 a 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. Cancellations before October 29 will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.
Nov 5 Mon

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For more information and to register online, visit go.ncsu.edu/wood101

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Description: Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop
October 24, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_guilford (you will need to create an account)
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018
Questions? Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu

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. Parking directions will be sent prior to the workshop. Cancellations made by October 17th will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.
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Description: Peers and Pros 360 - Teaching and Learning Together by Using What Forest Landowner Peers Have to Say
This webinar features a new and novel approach to organizing landowner and public educational tours and presentations. This effective and engaging teaching method uses peer to peer interaction and mediated learning by natural resources professionals. It can be easily adapted to a variety of audiences and different settings.

Join the webinar by clicking here

When:

Oct 24, 2018 2:00 pm US/Eastern

Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)

Pre-registration not required.

Presenter(s):

Sandy Smith

Sanford “Sandy” Smith is a Teaching Professor and Extension Specialist of Forest Resources for Penn State Extension. His professional and academic expertise is in forestry and natural resources education programs for youth and adults, adult volunteerism in conservation and environmental education, and forest stewardship on private forestlands. He provides statewide leadership for 4-H & youth programming in natural and environmental resources, and applied research related to natural resources education. Smith has worked at the county, state, and international level (Poland and Nepal) over his 38-year career. He received his B.S. from the University of Maine, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State.

Dave Jackson

David “Dave” Jackson is a Forest Resources Educator for Penn State Extension in Central Pennsylvania. He has been with Penn State in his current position since January 2002. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, NY, in 1988 and completed a Master’s of Forest Resources at The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. Dave worked in various positions with the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Industry, State Forestry, and Private Forestry Consulting before coming to Penn State.


Credits:

New York Logger Training - .25 hour NYLT TLC Credit [credits applied for]
Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit
Georgia Master Timber Harvester - 1 hour CLE - Business Credit
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