This one-week FREE program provides teachers K-12 with an increased understanding and appreciation of California’s forest ecosystems and th complex issues involved in managing the natural resources found in public and private forests. You will receive an introduction to forest science concepts through presentations by practicing natural resource professionals. You will also learn about environmental education concepts and curriculum materials through information and experiences presented by natural resource and educational specialists. The F.I.T. program is intricately correlated with the California Department of Education’s subject area standards and goals for EE as well as No Child Left Behind.
FIT offers four sessions in different Northern California locations. Each session is held in a forested setting ideal for on-site study of forest ecology and natural resource management issues. As a teacher you can use the forest as the basis for integrated education in many subject areas, including environmental science, physical science, social science, math, biology, foresty, and history. Be prepared to commit to an intense week of learning, hard work, fun, and an enriching experience! For Session locations, click here “Session Locations and Dates”
Each institute can accommodate 30 to 45 participants. All meals and lodging are free. Teachers are provided with extensive classroom and curriculum materials, and a $200 stipend on completion and implementation of a forest related curriculum unit or project conducted in their classrooms.
For more information, call the FIT Help-line at 1-800-738-TREE