Register now for teachers’ tours of Maine’s forests, mills

9 years ago

    Guided tours of wind farms, paper and wood pellet manufacturing facilities will highlight this summer’s Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours. There are still openings for formal and informal educators to attend the July 14-17 Teachers’ Tour in Rangeley and the July 28-31 Tour at Leen’s Lodge on West Grand Lake in Washington County.  The $105 registration fee will go up by $10 for all registrations received after April 26.  CEU’s and College Credits are available.

    Offered by the Maine TREE Foundation for the 18th year, the acclaimed four-day tours will focus on the harvest and production of wood and fiber, including renewable energy and traditional forest products. Teachers in grades K-12, Girl and Boy Scout leaders, adult educators and Conservation Commission members are among those who will find a wealth of information about Maine’s forest resource on the tours and ways to share it with their students.
    A Project Learning Tree Workshop is offered on the first day and educators can tour renewable energy and wood products facilities, including a wind farm, a wood pellet mill and a biomass facility.  They will visit active harvests using modern equipment and discuss the information and planning required to practice sustainable forestry with landowners, foresters, loggers, mill owners and scientists.
    Go to www.mainetreefoundation.org or contact Cathy Jo Herlihy at (207)621-9872,or mtf@gwi.net for more information and registration material.