Encourage 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.