A chance to have an insider’s view of logging operations, wood product manufacturing and recreation opportunities will be offered during this summer’s Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours. There are still openings for formal and non-formal educators to attend the Tuesday, July 12th through Friday, July 15th Teachers’ Tour at Twin Pine on Millinocket Lake and the Tuesday, July 26th through Friday, July 29th Tour at Little Lyford Pond Camps near Greenville. The registration fee is $115 and CEU’s and College Credits will be available.
Offered by the Maine Tree Foundation for the nineteenth year, the acclaimed four-day Tours will focus on the harvest and production of wood and fiber, including renewable energy and traditional forest products. Teachers in grades K-12, Girl and Boy Scout leaders, Adult Educators and Conservation Commission members are among those who will find a wealth of information about Maine’s forest resource on the tours and ways to share it with their students.
A Project Learning Tree Workshop will be offered on the first day and educators will hear from many others, including those who manage Baxter State Park and the North Maine Woods organization, a landowners group who manages thousands of miles of logging roads for public travel in northern Maine. They will visit active harvests using modern equipment and mills where efficiency and safety are the norm. They will have opportunities throughout the tour to discuss forestry, wildlife and forest ecology with landowners, foresters, loggers, mill owners and scientists. Go to or contact Cathy Jo Herlihy at (207)621-9872, or for more information and registration material.