South Carolina Teachers’Tour: EDUC-678-K60 Teaching Sustainable Forestry in Environmental Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Spend seven days learning about the original “GREEN INDUSTRY” in our state, forestry, and touring the forests and forest industry of South Carolina. Examine sustainable forestry practices and view practical S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) applications in the forest industry. This outdoor environmental education course is designed to provide an unbiased look into the impact forests have on our state’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Key topics include forest management; emphasizing sustainable forestry, ecosystem management and bio-diversity; wildlife conservation, including endangered species protection; forest product production, including harvesting and processing into products, and the contributions of the forest industry on S.C.’s economy. Classes include tours of private and public forestlands, lumber, paper and other wood product mills, along with cultural events highlighting the history of South Carolina’s land use. Participants will receive resource materials to use in their classrooms along with environmental education training. Course also includes 3 days of training in Environmental Education, teaching how to use the environment and forests to teach the Curriculum Standards in science, social studies, language arts and math.

WHEN AND WHEREThe 3-day Advanced EE workshop is Tuesday, June 18th through Thursday 20th at Harbison State Forest in Columbia. The 4-day Tour is Monday, June 24th through Thursday, 27th, 2013 in Columbia, exploring the Midlands region of Richland, Newberry, Kershaw and surrounding counties.  
ELIGIBILITY :

      Successful applicants will be notified by May 15, 2013. Due to the large number of applicants,
      participants are encouraged to submit their applications early. Call (803) 798-4170 for late applications.

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Sponsored by The South Carolina Teachers’ Tour Coalition

 

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Environmental Education / Teacher's Tour