Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour to Return for In-person in 2021
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Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour to Return for In-person in 2021

 The Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) nationally acclaimed Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours will return in 2021 for in-person programming. After transitioning to a virtual format in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,two tours -in the Moosehead Lake and Katahdin regions- are being finalized and applications are now open. Founded in…

Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers
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Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers

At Maine TREE, we are ready to help teachers, and other organizational leaders, engage with middle and high school students to explore forest-based career options through several hands-on activities.  Those activities are part of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers module of Project Learning Tree.  If you are interested in learning more about this guide, or even trying the personality…

Engaging Learners with Forest-Based Activities
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Engaging Learners with Forest-Based Activities

A series of interactive 30-minute workshops geared to provide fresh tips, tricks, and tools for educators. Drawing from the standards-aligned forest-based Project Learning Tree curriculum, these sessions will discuss adaptations to remote, hybrid, or in-person learning – all in a fun, hands-on format.

Mt. Ararat Students Use Maine TREE Protocols to Analyze Forest Growth
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Mt. Ararat Students Use Maine TREE Protocols to Analyze Forest Growth

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Doran This fall, students of Mr. Glenn Evans’ sophomore Honors Biology class at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine conducted an analysis of forest growth using community science protocols established by Maine TREE. Mr. Evans and his students are long-time contributors to what is now known as the Forest Ecology…

Maine TREE Welcomes Jessie Rack as New Director of Education
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Maine TREE Welcomes Jessie Rack as New Director of Education

We at Maine TREE are excited to announce Jessie Rack’s hiring as our new Director of Education.  This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding Maine TREE’s capacity to meet the needs of schools, teachers, parents, students, and other partner organizations for environmental education programs connected to Maine’s forests.  In her most recent role, Jessie coordinated the University…

Virtual Adaptations of Your Favorite Project Learning Tree Activities
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Virtual Adaptations of Your Favorite Project Learning Tree Activities

For educators in our Maine Project Learning Tree network, there are some digital versions for many of your favorite activities now available for download and sharing with your students virtually. Have you regularly used the Adopt a Tree activity from the PreK-8 guide?  You can find the digital version of that activity here. If You Were the Boss, formerly 400-acre…

Video: Introducing “Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers” Educators Guide
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Video: Introducing “Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers” Educators Guide

This introductory video for educators, guidance counselors, and school leaders, hear from Maine TREE and its award-winning Project Learning Tree program about the newest curriculum module, Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers.  The Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers unit includes four hands-on, NGSS aligned, instructional activities to help youth research forestry jobs, and practice managing and monitoring forest resources. It…

Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award
Forest Awards | Project Learning Tree | Updates

Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award

Every year, Maine TREE selects a partner with the Project Learning Tree program to be recognized with the Stewardship Award.  This year, Barry Burgason, a retired wildlife biologist from Huber Resources, is being recognized with the honor. Barry has been actively involved with Maine Project Learning Tree for over 30 years serving in various capacities,…

Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA
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Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA

On Wednesday, August 26, In our first in-person public event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine TREE and Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) volunteers provided a workshop for our new partners at the Bangor Region YMCA. Our team did a great job, and we are proud that we could provide in-person training in a…

Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate
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Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate

Maine TREE Foundation is pleased to announce that we have brought a well-known name in forest education onto our team on an interim basis to support Project Learning Tree. Tom Mullin will serve as our Project Learning Tree Associate as we begin the search for a new team member to lead our educational efforts. He…