Teacher Institute in Environmental History at Great Mountain Forest


From June 22-24th, 2009, the Forest History Society will host a 3-day Teacher Institute in Environmental History at Great Mountain Forest (Norfolk, CT).Complete information, including both Word and PDF versions of the application form are available at: http://www.foresthistory.org/Education/Institutes/CTTeacherInstitute.htm

Teacher Institute in Environmental History with guest speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Environmental Studies at Brandies University
  • Emery Gluck, Forester, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,Division of Forestry
  • Bob Ricard, Urban Forester, University of Connecticut
  • Star Childs, Owner of the Great Mountain Forest

The Teacher Institute is especially geared toward Social Studies teachers(grades 6-10) in the New England area. Environmental Education is not just for Science teachers any more! Learn more about our exciting "If Trees Could Talk"curriculum to introduce your students to Environmental History. Interesting discussion topics, hands-on activities, critical thinking skills, team teaching suggestions for other subjects, and much, much more are included in these free,on-line modules.

The Institute will also introduce The Greatest Good, a U.S. Forest Service Centennial film. You will learn to use the film in conjunction with the "If Trees Could Talk" curriculum and hear from guest speakers on various Environmental History topics. By attending this institute you can receive a $125 stipend and other goodies to take back to your classroom. You can alsofind additional information about the Teacher Institute at the following link http://foresthistory.org/Education/Institutes/CTTeacherInstitute.htm.

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