May 2015 - I want to thank the teachers who have pre registered for the fall events. As of right now, 260 students from 27 schools are signed up, and will receive the 50% discount on their registration fees. I would like to recognize Pat Foy from Charter Oak High School and Rachel Castongia from Summerville High School for recruiting a new teacher and getting the free registration I offered. Thanks, ladies!
It's been interesting to see that schools are not necessarily going to the event closest to home. Many are traveling to another part of the state to see a different forest type. Remember, you are free to go to any event that best suits your schedule.
Volunteers are also signing up to help out, and a few college students are already asking to be on staff. I'll be making one last push to get the word out about the May 31st deadline for the 50% discount. Then, in June, I'll turn my attention to visiting the event sites to lay out field tests and determine field trip routes. I also plan to take some time off to enjoy the forest. Teachers, I'll be thinking of you as you finish the school year and start a well- deserved summer break.
Until Next Month,
Welcome to the California Forestry Challenge website. Information on the 2015 events is posted on the "events" pages. Schools that pre-register for 2015 events before May 31st will get a 50 percent discount on registration fees.
The California Forestry Challenge is a competitive event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry issues. Using the forest as the classroom, the California Forestry Challenge is project-based learning at its best.
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