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April 22, 2015
K-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
Lake Johnson Park
TO REGISTER: Lake Johnson Park 919-233-2121 or https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp (search for Project Learning Tree)
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
Celebrate Earth Day with this Project Learning Tree K-12 workshop! This workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Activity Guide and the Secondary Module, Places We Live.
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. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.
This workshop is provided at no charge. Please bring a a bag lunch and dress for the weather conditions. 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 [approved]
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