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2012 Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Coastal Academy: June 25-29
Application Deadline: April 6
June 25-29, 2012 — New Bern, N.C.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 6
If you are looking for a summer professional-development opportunity that will take you into forests and mills, provide hands-on experiences with technologies used in the forest industry, and provide fun networking opportunities with teachers statewide, then the Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy is what you have been waiting for.
The Academy is a four-day, residential program that focuses on the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable forestry. Teachers will visit forests and mills to learn about natural resource management and how various wood products — such as paper, furniture, plywood and lumber — are manufactured. They will participate in tours and hikes in forests under a variety of ownership and management plans. Trips to museums, state forests, experimental forests and environmental learning centers round out the experience.
Participants should expect a fast-paced week, with extended moderate walking, great food, networking and lots of fun. In addition, extensive materials and discussions prepare the teachers to transfer what they have learned to the classroom.
Meals, lodging and transportation during the Academy are provided. However, participants are required to submit a $100 deposit, which will be returned upon arrival. Continuing education unit renewal credits will be awarded (20 to 25 contact hours).
Multiple teachers from the same school, and teachers of all disciplines and grades, are encouraged to apply. This opportunity is available only for teachers associated with a school district within North Carolina. Non-formal educators do not qualify. Questions? Contact Renee Strnad at 919-515-5518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Academy and the application process, visit: www.ncsu.edu/sfta. Or view one-page flier about the Academy to print and share.
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