Upcoming Events for Henderson County Center
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2 "X" credit class at Athletics & Activity Center
PLT K-8 Workshop
April 7 & April 27, 2015 (BOTH evenings required)
6pm - 9pm
Montreat College, gymnasium
To Register: Dr. Dorothea Shuman email@example.com 828-669-8011 x 3405
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2014
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.
Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.
There is no charge for this workshop. The PLT Activity Guide is provided free of change from the North Carolina Forestry Association. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.
What will you learn?
This webinar will discuss how longleaf landowners can balance income from pine straw harvesting while also preserving critical wildlife benefits of straw-harvested stands. Balancing the economic and environmental benefits of pine straw can be challenging to landowners and natural resource scientists alike, as maximizing one can compromise the other. Developed with input from a technical committee of wildlife and longleaf experts, the draft Best Management Guidelines (BMGs) presented in this discussion offer practical guidance to how pine straw harvesting can be integrated into a larger management system that minimizes impacts to wildlife while allowing forest owners to earn important income before thinning, and eventually transitioning to an open, fire-maintained, woodland-savanna condition that can be particularly favorable to wildlife. We will be seeking feedback and discussion on the proposed BMGs at the conclusion of the webinar.
BMGs can be accessed at: http://online.nwf.org/pinestrawbmg
Ben Larson, Forestry and Bioenergy Program Manager at National Wildlife Federation
Mark Bailey, Biologist at Conservation Southeast, Inc.
Randy Browning, Landowner
Continuing Education Credits
Society of American Foresters - 1.5 hour Category 1 Credit [approved]
The Wildlife Society - 1 hour TWS Category 1 Credit [credits applied for]
Registration is not required. To join the webinar visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/pine-straw-harvesting-in-longleaf-pine-forests-best-management-guidelines-to-sustain-wildlife-resources
What will you learn?
Severe weather events are becoming more and more common and the costs of clean-up and service disruption can be substantial. The purpose of emergency planning is to mitigate, respond, and recover from an emergency or natural disaster in a timely manner. Incorporating tree inventories, risk assessments, and remedial and routine tree maintenance as part of your emergency management plan can help in withstanding the impacts of changes to the urban forest. How do you get organized?
Speaker: Connie Head, Consulting Urban Forester, Technical Forestry Services
Applying for continuing education credits from SAF, ISA and APA (1 hour).
Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, please visit: http://ncsu-feop.org/UFW/index
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - Mountain
Mountain Academy: Based in Asheville, NC
June 22-26, 2015
The online application and more information including sample agendas can be viewed at www.ncsu.edu/sfta
North Carolina classroom teachers..... Are you 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? If so, then this is the program you have been looking for!
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.
The Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy is a multi-day residential program that focuses on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable forestry. Teachers will visit a variety of forests and mills learning about forest management and the manufacturing of various wood products such as paper, furniture, plywood and lumber. Teachers participate in tours and hikes in forests under a variety of ownership and management plans. Excursions 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 in wooded areas, some stair climbing, and walking on raised open catwalks in mills and production facilities. For your safety and the safety of others, please consider your ability to participate in these activities when applying for the academies. We also strive to provide great food, plenty of networking opportunities, and a fun and engaging learning environment. In addition, training in the Project Learning Tree curriculum and other extensive materials and discussions prepare participants to transfer what they have learned back to the classroom. CEU renewal credits (18-25 contact hours) and EE Certification credits will be awarded.
Meals, lodging, and transportation during the Academy are provided, however selected participants are required to submit a $50 non-refundable fee.