It’s summer and it’s time to consider inviting a TAT facilitator to visit you summer camp. To request a free visit just click on the Teaches/Schools tab on the talkabouttrees.us website. TAT is not JUST for schools! We are available to visit camps, libraries community centers and anywhere Oregonians gather to learn about trees and forests.
It’s finally spring in the great Pacific Northwest (although it still feels wintery!). It’s not too late to schedule a TAT Classroom Program, Paper Making or an Outdoor Tree Walk. We have facilitators located around the state of Oregon with availability this spring. Click on the “For Teachers/Schools” tab and follow the simple instructions and you will be directed to the TAT facilitator in your area.
Oregon Women in Timber sponsors the Talk About Trees Program. For 27 years Oregon Women in Timber has been hosting an auction to benefit forestry education in Oregon. To donate or attend the auction click on the link below:
We have facilitators located around the state preparing for another year of bringing the forest to the classroom. Teachers, make sure you schedule your Classroom Tree Programs, Paper Making Programs, Outdoor Programs and Forest Career Programs as soon as possible.
TAT Classroom Programs aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and Oregon State Standards
Talk About Trees Primary Classroom Programs and Intermediate Classroom Programs have been updates. All our programs are now aligned with NGSS and Oregon State Science and Social Studies Standards.
As the school year is winding down, we are scheduling a limited number of Classroom Programs for the summer. Facilitators are available to visit summer school classes, day camps, overnight camps and other summer programs. We are also available to participate in summer festivals, providing hands on activities for children.
Summer time is also the time that TAT teaching materials and curriculum are revised. This summer, the Primary Classroom Programs will be updated. Stay tuned for new materials that will be available on the website by September, 2016.
2015 brought many exciting changes for Talk About Trees, Oregon.
In March, a new Forest Careers Classroom Program was introduced and it has been very well received by teachers. We also had several facilitators retire, or move on to new endeavors. We will miss Linda Brodeur, Laurie Hayden Melissa Jackman and Sandy Reid. Collectively, they represented more than 50 years teaching the TAT Classroom Program! We have replaced these veteran educators with wonderful, diverse, energetic teachers. We welcome Heidi Heidig in Southern Oregon, Tammie Milkes, Jenn Scott, Lisa Wilcke in the Portland Metro area and Anna Morgan in Eastern Oregon.