Author: Bill Chaisson

2023 Forests of New Hampshire Teacher Tour

Last week, July 18-21, 2023, 17 teachers from across New Hampshire met in Pittsburg as part of the 2023 Forests of N.H. Teacher Tour. This annual 4-day professional development “boot camp” provides environmental educators an in-depth look into the world of forestry, forest management, timberland ownership, forest products manufacturing and careers within the industry. Educators got to see and experience all facets of the industry while discussing contemporary issues around forests, forestry and land management such as carbon, timber, recreation, and wildlife management.

This event was made possible with generous support from Project Learning Tree, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, and Wal Mart.  

2023 educators at Lundbergs’ property
Tom Frizzell and Kevin Laberge at Amey Log Yard (LandVest)
Bennet Lohmeyer speaking with educators
Moving the saw at Ethan Allen
Jake Weir at Weir Farms

2023 “Forests of N.H. Teacher Tour”

Measuring forest carbon

Seventeen teachers from across the state participate in “The Forests of NH Teacher Tour” in Pittsburg, N.H. Teachers learn about carbon storage in trees, and forest soils.   This year’s teacher tour is made possible with financial support from the NH Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Project Learning Tree, Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, and Wal-Mart.

The “Forests of New Hampshire Teacher Tour” is an annual four-day professional developent opportunity for science and environmental education teachers. Over four days teachers will tour tree farms, forestry operations, and wood processing facilities, while learning about the Project Learning Tree environmental curriculum. For more information go to www.nhplt.org.

Charlie Levesque of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions oversees carbon measurements.

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