We are in the final week of school in Oregon. Please keep Talk About Trees in mind this summer. We love to visit community events. And, teachers, make sure you contact you local TAT facilitator to get 2019-2020 Classroom Programs . Happy summer, everyone!
Talk About Trees Facilitators met last week to help with our annual auction, sponsored by Oregon Women in Timber (OWIT). In addition to the auction, we helped with Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) School Tours. Each year the OLC tours are coordinated by Forests Today and Forever (FTF) and are sponsored by FTF, OWIT and OLC. Our final day in Eugene was spent on Professional Development, exploring how TAT relates to the Next Generation Science Standards, The Oregon Forest Literacy Program and the Oregon Forest Literacy Plan. These documents are available on this site.
Urban Ag Fest – Talk About Trees is one of many partners participating in Urban Ag Fest today and tomorrow in Salem. It’s always great to see kids engaged in hands-on science education!
Talk About Trees has been busy this school year, visitng Oregon classrooms and helping out with many events including: Home School Day at the Oregon Garden, Wood Magic in Corvallis, Forest Field Days in Lane County, Forest Careers Day at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Teacher’s Night Out in Bend and Tsalila Education Days in Reedsport. More events are scheduled in the months ahead!
Last week in Klamath County, TAT facilitator, Lisa Kochenderfer participated in the 55th annual Klamath County Forestry Tour. TAT partnered with BLM, Oregon Department of Forestry, Fremont-Winema U.S. Forest Service, Winema Hoo-Hoo Club, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Green Diamond Resource Company to provide hands on forest education to Klamath County School District sixth-graders. Students learned about forest products, fire control, recreation, reforestation, soil and water, forest management and tree identification.
Throughout the school year, TAT seeks opportunities to partner with other agencies and organizations to provide high quality, hands-on forest education.
It only takes a moment to find the TAT facilitator in your area! Go to the “For Teachers” tab and reserve your spot today!
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.