Forest Ecosystems – Summer PD Opportunity

The BC Festival of Forestry is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality professional development experiences for school teachers. For over 40 years, we have run tours for Lower Mainland and Victoria area teachers to rural communities in BC. The tours provide an interactive learning experience to enhance teachers’ understanding of the complexities of sustainable forest management issues, and methods to integrate information into their classes.

 Tour 2011 – From Mountain Tops to Coastlines: Comparing Forested Ecosystems

 Who: Any Lower Mainland or South Island teacher (K to 12) can apply.

 What: The four-day forestry tour will include walks in various forest ecosystems, visits to active forest management areas, protected areas, and tours of processing facilities. Presenters on each tour represent a wide range of interest areas providing a clear balance of perspectives.

 When: July 6 to July 9, 2011.

 Where: The tour starts and ends in Vancouver. Over the four days we’ll visit Merritt, Lillooet, Whistler and Squamish.

 Why: How can you bring geography, social studies and science to life in your classroom? Bring the forest back to your classroom. Our four day tour will provide teachers of all levels and subject areas with curriculum- based, hands-on teaching ideas.

 Costs: Free! The Festival of Forestry pays for accommodation, meals and transportation.

 For more information or to register, please visit our website: http://www.festivalofforestry.org. Application deadline is June 13, 2011.

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About J Martens

Educator living and working in Vancouver BC Learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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