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Stream Trailer - Greys River - Bridger-Teton
The Bridger-Teton encourages science literacy for all visitors by building a solid foundation of science topics that are interesting and relevant to the area. Science is learned in a context of real world issues through active and thoughtful exploration of questions and problems. Whenever possible, learning about science topics should involve hands-on exploration that enables students to make observations, conduct investigations, test ideas, and communicate their understanding. The Forest has been relying on the Wyoming Game and Fish for use of their stream table for many public meetings and events. Geographically, carting the trailer around the 3 county area has been challenging and recently, the table has been inoperable. A Forest resource located in the center of the Forest is appropriate and necessary. The stream simulator is an educational watershed on wheels. The trailer consists of a water tank, recirculating pump, batteries, and a 5 foot by 10 foot watershed area filled with plastic grit. The grit acts as soil and pump creates a river that runs through the watershed. The trailer provides a platform to teach children about the hydrologic cycle, ground water, aquatic environments, and sound conservation and watershed practices.
AFTON, WY
Chelan Ridge Raptor Migration Project
A 22-year long partnership between the USFS and Hawkwatch International monitoring raptor migration (counting and banding), educating the public on raptors & migration including a host of related topics from land management to pesticide use to climate change and everything between. Open to the public in Sept & Oct every year.
CHELAN (COUNTY), WA



NYC Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers
The Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers is a six-day professional development educational program that immerses 4th – 12th grade teachers in a hands-on study of the New York City Watershed forestry and water quality sciences. Watershed and New York City participants are trained in various environmental education curricula that they can use to teach their students in the classroom and in the field. The Institute may include field trips to a watershed model forest, a NYC water supply reservoir, an active timber harvest site, a local wood products business, and other watershed forestry project sites as appropriate. In addition, participants are exposed to resource professionals and other watershed education programs, thereby becoming part of a broader environmental education network/community. Participants develop implementation goals and objectives for the upcoming school year and receive on-going support with program implementation from the resource professionals met at WFIT.
FISHKILL, NY

Celebrating Wildflowers Website 2018
Website for native plant enthusiasts.
WASHINGTON, DC
Celebrating Wildflowers Website 2017
Website for native plant enthusiasts.
WASHINGTON, DC
Conservation Education, Interpretive , and Nature Watch Programs in the Pacific Southwest Region
There is an opportunity to improve the delivery of Conservation Education programs in the Pacific Southwest Region. Each of the 18 National Forests lack funding to adequately deliver high quality Conservation Education and Interpretive Services Programs. If properly funded, R5 could be effectively delivering More Kids in the Woods programs, starting new Children's Forest, visiting the local schools, both rural or urban and delivering Natural Inquirer programs, Woodsy owl programs, Forestry products presentations, Earth Day programs and Arbor day programs and creating new apps to aid in the delivery of the interpretive services and Nature Watch programs.
VALLEJO, CA
Building Vertical Science Literacy, Math and Science Partnership
The New Hampshire Education and Environment Team (NHEET) has started the 4th cohort of a three year Building Vertical Science Literacy (BVSL) Math Science Partnership (MSP) initiative. The initiative seeks to train, advise, and support approximately thirty teachers working in five different New Hampshire school districts (Milton, Deerfield, Fremont, Sanborn Regional, Newport) to improve science content and skills related to ecological literacy and field investigations in grade K-8 classrooms. The overall goal of the initiative is to build the capacity of participating teachers to transform their teaching practices so that they can foster greater science literacy in their students through the use of environmental themes and field investigations. Participating teachers receive training and ongoing support from prominent national and state environmental curriculum programs, agencies, and organizations.
CONCORD, NH
Student Conservation Counsel Greenhorn Trailhead Restoration Project Interpretive Sign on Ketchum Ranger District
The 2013 Beaver Creek fire burned ~116,000 acres, to the edge of the towns of Hailey and Ketchum. Most of the burned area is the outdoor recreational playground of the Wood River Valley residents. Eager to participate in post fire restoration, the Student Conservation Council (SCC) initiated a community project to assist the revegetation at the burned Greenhorn Trailhead. The SCC students under the mentorship of Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) wrote grants and organized community fund raisers to purchase of seedlings and seed. October 2014, the SCC’s two day restoration project, Students for Seedlings, took place with direction from U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and help of students from local schools and community volunteers. The 2013 Beaver Creek fire burned ~116,000 acres, to the edge of the towns of Hailey and Ketchum. Most of the burned area is the outdoor recreational playground of the Wood River Valley residents. Eager to participate in post fire restoration, the Student Conservation Council (SCC) initiated a community project to assist the revegetation at the burned Greenhorn Trailhead. The SCC students under the mentorship of Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) wrote grants and organized community fund raisers to purchase of seedlings and seed. October 2014, the SCC’s two day restoration project, Students for Seedlings, took place with direction from Sawtooth National Forest Service (SNF), and help of students from local schools and community volunteers. Project accomplishments included planting 1,500 bitterbrush and sagebrush seedlings, and seeding native grasses and forbes on 20 acres. The SCC produced a video documenting of the project with members and contributors interviews. http://youtu.be/4RXwm2lAlT4. To acknowledge the SCC’s accomplishment, the SNF and WRLT established an interpretative sign. Post fire photos with descriptions of native plant communities and wildlife that benefit from the planting and seeding, and invasive species education are incorporated into the sign. Although an average of 100 cars cross the counter a day during non-snow times - a low estimate of 5000 persons was used.
KETCHUM, ID
Conservation Education Programming
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation provides educational materials on forestry and natural history topics for school and community programs, for workshops given by department personnel including the County Foresters, and Conservation Education Coordinator at fairs and other events. These include Arbor Day events, Project Learning Tree workshops, and educational presentations by professional Foresters and the Conservation Education Coordinator.
MONTPELIER, VT
National Public Lands Day
This event highlights the importance of native plant communities in the Lake superior basin and one of the greatest threats to diversity - invasive species. Participants are introduced to invasive plants and methods of control and eradication. Participants receive hands-on instruction on digging, pulling, and treating non-native plants in the Aldo Leopold Native Seed Orchard and UW-Extension Agro Forestry Demonstration Area at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Volunteers got their hands dirty for two hours and were treated to a free lunch afterwards sponsored by area businesses. Volunteers also received a free pair of work gloves and water bottle sponsored by area organizations and agencies.
ASHLAND, WI