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Wood is sustainable, renewable, greenhouse-gas friendly, highly versatile, grown with relatively little effort. Forests provide clean air, water, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

Tell your favorite teacher about 2016 Forest Tours

teacher tour cameraEncourage your favorite teacher to reserve a place on a 4-Day Tour of Maine’s Forests and Mills, sponsored by the Maine TREE Foundation and Maine Project Learning Tree. Teachers enjoy comfortable accommodations and transportation, delicious food and an opportunity to learn (and teach) all the fascinating facts about Maine’s  Maine’s forests and mills. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy on-site discussions with foresters, loggers and operators to learn about job opportunities for Maine students.

Teachers can choose from one of two tours:

  • July 12-15, Twin Pine Camps on Millinocket Lake Near Katahdin.
  • July 26-29, AMC’s Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Camps.

The tours combine math, science, language arts and social studies with current information about forest practices, up-to-date technology and promising research into new product.

Each tour begins with a Project Learning Tree workshop that includes training in curriculum materials with links to all current standards including the Common Core standards and application to the new Science standards. Teachers will see modern harvesting and manufacturing technology in the woods and in the mills.

The registration fee, which includes a $10 non-refundable administrative cost, is $105 for teachers who register before April 29 and $115 after that date. Space is limited, so call 207-621-9872 or email soon to receive an information/registration brochure.

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Maine Forest Products Week

Celebrate Maine Forest Products Week! Congress designated the third week of October (October 18-24, 2020) as National Forest Products Week (NFPW) to recognize the value of forest products and commit to conservation practices that help responsibly manage U.S. forests. This week celebrates the role and impact of forests and wood as an integral component to our nation's society. The week provides an opportunity to focus public attention on Maine’s forests and forest products industry and celebrate their importance to our state. Members of the industry, led by the Maine Forest Products Council, are planning a series of activities designed to engage and educate the public and the media.

When: Sun October 18 8:00 AM - Sat October 24 11:00 PM

MFPC Board Meeting

When: Thu November 12 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: MFPC Office, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta Maine
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