Using Outdoor Classrooms as a Tool For Statewide Climate and Forest-based Community Science

Thu., Jun. 15, at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this lunchtime Zoom session with Maine TREE’s Director of Education & Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator Lena Ives and learn about the Forest Ecology Research Network (FERN).

FERN guides students, teachers, and non-formal educators through creating a 1/10 of an acre plot and infusing the data collection and study of the plot with cross-cutting concepts, current events, and the exploration of natural phenomena. FERN activities are inquiry-based and align with the Maine Science Learning Results and Project Learning Tree Curriculum, and guide students to generate their own questions and use forests as a lens to discuss climate tangibly. It’s a proven way to engage people of all ages!

Registration for this presentation is required. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.