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Natural Resources Teacher Institute

The Indiana Natural Resources Teacher Institute is a multi-day professional development workshop that will bring 18 teachers from across the state to Morgan-Monroe State Forest to see firsthand how forestry works in Indiana. Sessions include tours of public and private forest lands, forest industry facilities, and forestry research in Indiana. 

The goal of the institute is to provide Indiana teachers with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest management practices. The forest environment becomes the basis for integrating the learning of many subject areas, including environmental science, biology, natural resources, and social science. STEM concepts and principles will be incorporated throughout the sessions. The program empowers teachers to foster conceptual learning, critical thinking and decision-making skills in their classrooms. 

Courses available: June 20-24 and July 18-22

The Institute will begin on Monday of the week at 1:00 pm and conclude on Friday at 12:00 pm. Our base of operation will be the Forestry Training Center at Morgan-Monroe State Forest near Martinsville. Teachers will stay in the Training Center, sharing one of the 10 sleeping rooms. Meals will be provided. 

For full details view: Indiana Natural Resources Teacher Institute-the Resource, the Products, the Research.

For application: Natural Resources Teacher Insitute Application, Morgan-Monroe State Forest. The deadline is March 15th.

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