It is true, FIGs are delicious, but this teacher workshop will focus on Forest Inventory Growth plots. We will show you how to get your students outside, set up a permanent 1/10th acre forest plot, collect annual data, upload it to the Maine FIG website and how to analyze your data and compare it to schools around the state. If you are looking for a practical and authentic place-based learning experience for your students, you’ve found it! Your plot can be a study site for trees, measuring ground cover, journaling in nature, examining soil, exploring topography, understanding habitat biodiversity, even eating figs- the possibilities are endless.
Facilitating for the day will be our district forester Shane Duigan, Maine Project Learning Tree State Coordinator Pat Maloney, and Freeport science teacher Amy Hunter to share her experiences and applications in the classroom.
The workshop fee is $50, however, $25 scholarships are available- please contact Alanna at the email below. Please bring a lunch and be prepared to spend some time outside.
For more information on FIG, please visit http://mainefig.org/
For more information on Project Learning Tree: https://www.plt.org/
For questions or to register email Alanna@leamaine.org
We hope to see you there!