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

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…

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
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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
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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,…

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

It’s Never Too Early to Start: Teaching the Next Generation of Loggers

After watching her grandson attempt to cut down apple trees and nearby utility poles with his toy chainsaw, Roberta Berry knew something had to give.  That’s when she turned to her husband Ed, a Certified Logging Professional since 1996, and asked, “why don’t you teach him the correct way to cut down a tree?”  If…