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2013 DELAWARE FIT! DELAWARE FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS

Delaware Forest Service

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • DELAWARE IS ONE THIRD FORESTED
  • DELAWARE HAS OVER 60 NATIVE TREE SPECIES
  • DELAWARE HAS THREE STATE FORESTS THAT ARE FREE
  • DELAWARE WAS ONCE THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF HOLLY
  • DELAWARE'S FORESTS CAN BE USED TO TEACH EVERY SUBJECT AREA! 


Join us for the first ever Delaware Forestry Institute for Teachers!

We will spend 2 intensive days learning about Delaware's forests and how to incorporate them into your curriculum using the award winning program, Project Learning Tree (PLT). Attendees will receive a PreK-8, 96 activity, environmental education PLT guide plus tons more resources for your classrooms.


This Institute is offered at no-cost to teachers grades K-5.

 

PLT uses hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to help young people learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.

Please visit www.plt.org to learn more!

PLT's Mission

PLT uses the forest as a "window on the world" to increase students' understanding of our complex environment, to stimulate critical and creative thinking, to develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues, and to instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

 

Attendees will learn about Delaware's forest and how they can be used as teaching tools for all subject areas! We will do lots of activities from the PLT guide!! Please be prepared to spend a large amount of time OUTSIDE.

 

  

 

 

 The goal of this 2-day FIT is to provide K-12 teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively intergrate Delaware's forests into their curriculum. 


DELAWARE FIT will cover the following areas of instruction. Each area will be supplemented with one or more PLT activities from the guide. 

  • identification of native trees found in Delaware's forests
  • Tree biology (tree parts and functions)
  • Forest ecology
  • Trends in Delaware's forests 
  • Invasive species and other threats to Delaware's forests
  • Forestry equipment/how to measure trees
  • Trees as a sustainable and renewable resource

 

This Institute will be held at the Blackbird Forest Education Center (New Castle County) on June 19 &20 and the Redden Forest Education Center (Sussex County) on July 10-11. You will be asked to choose one date/location when you register. 

 

The Institute will run from 8:45am to 4pm both days.

 

Please do not register if you cannot commit to both days of the Institute.

The registration is set at 20 people for both Institutes. If there is a good response, additional dates will be added.

 

I hope to see you all!!

Ashley

Education Coordinator

Delaware Forest Service

Have questions about 2013 DELAWARE FIT! DELAWARE FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS ? Contact Delaware Forest Service

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