Environmental Education & Urban Teacher Initiative Kicks Off 3rd year
Developing Middle & High School Students to Become Urban Forest Stewards
ALL Gr. 5-12 Teachers in Detroit Schools Are Invited to Participate
Join a year-long (Oct. 2011-June 2012) Forestry Education Initiative focused on enhancing students’ knowledge of Michigan forests and developing a sense of forest stewardship among urban students in Detroit.
Limited to 20 Middle or High School Teachers in Detroit schools.
TO APPLY: complete attached application form. APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1st, 2011.
Priority given to new participants and teams of 2 teachers from same school. Selected on first-come basis.
How Teacher Participants Will Benefit:
1. Opportunity to attend 3 forestry education Saturday workshops and a summer forestry institute on Belle Isle which will connect to Michigan GLCEs for Grades 5-12 for science, math and social studies.
2. Opportunity to earn 5 graduate credits from Michigan Technological University at no additional cost (supported by MTU departmental stipend).
3. Receive classroom resources–at least 3 activity guides.
4. Receive funding for classroom/field supplies, creation of native garden at school, and travel stipend for 3 field trips to Belle Isle.
5. FREE one-year membership to Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE).
Program Requirements of Teacher Participants:
· Attend 3 six-hour workshops (on Saturdays) during 2011-12 school year (Oct. 22, Dec. 3, March 17).
· Attend 5-day summer institute June 18- 22, 2012 on Belle Isle.
· Pay $50 program participation fee, if accepted.
· Take students on 3 field trips to Belle Isle to plan & implement a forest stewardship project
· Help plan and conduct one family/community event on Belle Isle.
· Plan and create a garden with native plants at your school (supplies & training provided)
Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
♦ Michigan Technological University
Belle Isle Nature Zoo
♦ Michigan Forest Foundation
♦ Hawk Woods Nature Center
Michigan Project Learning Tree
♦ Build On
♦ Detroit Public Schools
Supported with a 2-year grant from the USDA Forest Service.
For more information, contact:
Joan Chadde, Project Manager
Center for Science & Environmental Outreach at Michigan Tech University
Mike Mansour, Director
Hawk Woods Nature Center
Auburn Hills, MI
Mike Reed, Manager
Belle Isle Nature Zoo