There are still a very few spaces left in this popular workshop. This year, we are inviting back educators who have attended in the past and who have been teaching their students about fire and forest ecology to share with us their experiences, lesson plans, and ideas.
Sign up ASAP! As usual, this grant funder program may have fees in the future, so don’t wait.
This is the 10th anniversary of the fires that occurred during our drought of 2002. This year is shaping up much like then. It is important to teach all citizens about the costs and benefits of maintaining healthy forests all the time.
4th-12th grade teachers are invited to sign up now for this popular, FREE, week-long educational adventure to experience how to use fire and forest ecology as an exciting and relevant theme for interdisciplinary learning.
Participants spend the week with natural resource scientists, fire-fighters, foresters, and educators to learn how fire has influenced SW Colorado ecology and culture.
Exploring Hot Topics and Burning Issues, educators will receive a cache of materials, lessons, experiments, field experiences in fire, weeds, erosion, insects, hydrology, mapping and more to Spark Student interest with inquiry science, interdisciplinary activities, relevant content.
When: July 15-20, 2012
Where: Colorado Mt. College, Spring Creek Campus, Carbondale, CO and surroundings
What: Week full of activities, field trips, speakers, experiments, forestry and beautiful scenery
Cost: $25 (includes all meals, materials, lodging, field trips)
Credit: optional, 2.5 semesters graduate credit ($120)
Participants may be eligible for $500 stipend.
Go to http://coloradoplt.org for more information and to sign up.
Project Learning Tree Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service
15240 S. Golden Rd.
Golden, CO 80401
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