New England Teacher Institute in Environmental History

The Forest History Society will offer a Teacher Institute in Environmental History with guest speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Environmental Studies at Brandeis University
  • Emery Gluck, Forester, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry
  • Bob Ricard, Urban Forester, University of Connecticut
  • Star Childs, Owner of the Great Mountain Forest

The Teacher Institute is especially geared toward Social Studies teachers (grades 6-10). Environmental Education is not just for Science teachers any more! Learn more about our exciting If Trees Could Talk curriculum to introduce your students to Environmental History. Interesting discussion topics, hands-on activities, critical thinking skills, team teaching suggestions for other subjects, and much, much more are included in these free, on-line modules.

The Institute will also introduce The Greatest Good, a U.S. Forest Service Centennial film. You will learn to use the film in conjunction with the If Trees Could Talk curriculum and hear from guest speakers on various Environmental History topics. By attending this institute you can receive a $125 stipend and other goodies to take back to your classroom.

What: Teacher Institute

From: Monday , June 22, 2009 approximately 3:30 p.m.

To: Wednesday, June 24 at around 2:00 p.m.

Where: Great Mountain Forest, Norfolk, CT

Cost: FREE!! (including meals, lodging and institute)

Application Process

To ensure a place at the Institute, please fill out the application form [PDF] or [WordDoc] and fax (919) 682-2349, e-mail , or mail it to the Forest History Society, attn: Andrea Anderson.


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