(UNDATED) – Indiana Project Learning Tree will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Natural Resources Teacher Institute on Dec. 1.
This is a multi-day professional development workshop from June 22-26, that will bring up to 18 teachers from across the state to Morgan-Monroe State Forest to see firsthand how forestry works in Indiana.
Sessions include tours of public and private forest lands and forest industry facilities, and forestry research being conducted in Indiana.
The goal of the institute is to provide Indiana teachers with knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest management practices. The forest environment becomes the basis for integrating the learning of many subject areas, including environmental science, biology, natural resources, and social science.
STEM concepts and principles will be incorporated throughout the sessions. The program empowers teachers to foster conceptual learning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in their classrooms and beyond.
To request an application, please contact: Donna Rogler, Indiana Project Learning Tree Coordinator at drogler@dnr.IN.gov