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…

2021 Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tour Underwriters Announced
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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
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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…

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.

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Educating the educators about the Maine woods

Tours provide a close up view of the forest and the forest economy  By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future writer Wayne Hapgood’s “ah ha! moment” came during a tour of a Pleasant River Lumber Co. sawmill. He was captivated by the computers, the optimizers, the automation that turned  softwood logs into lumber.   “It was…