Learn how forestry works in Indiana

INDIANA – Two sessions of the 2022 Natural Resources Teacher Institute will be held this summer, June 20–24 and July 18–22, at Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

This multi-day professional development workshop will allow educators to see firsthand how forestry works in Indiana. Sessions include site visits to public and private forest lands, tours of forest industry facilities, and forestry research.

The goal of the institute is to provide Indiana educators with knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest management practices.

There is no cost to attend the institute. Participants will receive Project Learning Tree and Leopold Education Project materials, Indiana-specific field guides, forestry field equipment, and a stipend for developing and completing a lesson plan or project. Participants will be housed at the Forestry Training Center at Morgan-Monroe State Forest for the duration of the institute. Meals will be provided.

For an application contact Donna Rogler at drogler@dnr.IN.gov or call 317-234-5143.