Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest
| |

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest

During the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational opportunity to introduce children to sustainable forest management. This summer, Maine TREE empowered the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to host a Kids Summer Day Camp at the Holt Research…

Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour
|

Celebrating the 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour

This July, we brought over 40 teachers from around Maine into the woods to teach them about the importance of Maine’s forests for our environment, economy, and communities. Our first tour took place in the Moosehead Lake Region (read about the first tour here). The second tour explored Maine’s Katahdin region (read about the tour…

2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour Underwriters Announced
|

2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour Underwriters Announced

Robbins Lumber and Pleasant River Lumber Headline Growing List of Supporters Maine TREE is proud to announce that Robbins Lumber and Pleasant River Lumber, two Maine-based family-owned companies, are the lead underwriters for 2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours. The nationally acclaimed Teachers’ Tours, emulated by several other states since its creation, is entering its 24th…

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

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
| | | |

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
| |

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
|

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…

Virtual Adaptations of Your Favorite Project Learning Tree Activities

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
| | |

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…