In 2018, the Teacher Conservation Tour – sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation (AFAEF) – will offer a 3-part workshop series focusing on the environmental, ecological, and economic benefits of Arkansas’s forestlands and timber industries.
These three 2-day educational workshops will provide educators with a lot of time in the woods, learning about the interaction between forests, the environment, and the economy. Each session will include presentations on specific topics and in-the-field site visits and facility tours. Participants will also meet and learn from natural resource professionals and members of the forest industry who are in the field conducting this work on a regular basis.
Space is limited to 25 participants per session and selected on a first-received, first-reserved basis.
The registration fee is $40/person for each session. This fee covers lunches, field transportation during the workshop, materials, resources, and ADE-approved professional development hours. The registration fee does not include lodging. Participants will need to make their own lodging reservations, if needed.
Session 3 – Pine to Power
November 1-2, 2018
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
White Hall Community Center
This 2-day interactive workshop will focus on the biomass energy market and how Arkansas timber is being grown to feed the demand of the international wood pellet industry. This session will include:
- Facility and production tour of Highland Pellets
- Arkansas Tree Farm Program
- Forest Certification
This workshop will include forestland tours to view sustainable forestry practices on the ground. This session will qualify for 12 hours of ADE-approved professional development.
Registration fee: $40
Although these workshops provide teachers of grades K through 12 with ADE-approved professional development, any formal or non-formal educator may apply. Applicants should be aware that these workshops will involve outdoor activities requiring walking in rough, uneven terrain and sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
Visit the following links for additional information and a downloadable application form. http://www.arkforests.org/resource/resmgr/pdfs/2018_TCT_Announcement.pdf