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  • Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series

    Dates:

    Please see the website listed below for upcoming events

    Location:

    Webinar format

    Description:

    The Forest Carbon and Climate Program is partnering with the Forest-Climate Working Group to offer a curated Learning Exchange Series on forest carbon and climate issues to group members and the public.

    The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), a diverse group of forest interests including landowners, industry, conservationists, academia and carbon market interests, has worked together for more than eight years to leverage the full potential of U.S. forests and forest products to provide climate change solutions. This group seeks to engage their members in learning experiences to grow internal knowledge and capacity in the group, bring into new ideas and expertise, and inform current and upcoming discussions on policy and strategy around the topic of forest carbon management.

  • Michigan Forests Forever Teaching Resources

    Description:

    Michigan Forests Forever is an effort to provide information to teachers and classrooms about Michigan's forests and forestry. The project consists of three components: a CD-ROM, an award-winning video, and an online Teacher's Guide. The Teacher's Guide is correlated to the Michigan Curriculum Framework Standards and Benchmarks. Topics covered in the materials include: Tree Basics; The Environment; Wood Products; Forest; Recreation; The Balancing Act; Fun Fast Forest Facts.  Also included is a field-tested forestry curriculum designed to provide students with an overview of forest management, with an emphasis on the connection between natural resources and utilization.

  • Michigan Mass Timber Summit (April 2020: POSTPONED)

    Dates:

    April 20 - 21, 2020

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This event has been postponed due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

     

    The Michigan Mass Timber Summit is an opportunity to learn about this emerging technology, gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges and contribute ideas to its future in Michigan through interactive conversation with those currently constructing mass timber buildings. The summit’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of mass timber in Michigan by using an on the ground approach and first-hand look at a mass timber building under construction. 

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Program (May - October 2020)

    Dates:

    Topics/Dates for 2020:

    • May 30 - Geology, Weather and Climate
    • June 27 - Michigan Wetland Habitats, Frogs and Toads
    • July 18 - River and Lake Ecology and Habitats
    • August 29 (runs until 2:30 pm) - Turtles, Snakes and Upland Habitats
    • September 26 - Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflies and their Habitats
    • October 17 - Ecology of Trees and Shrubs

    Location:

    The six sessions will be taught in both indoor and outdoor settings. The indoor sessions will take place at the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, near Vanderbilt, MI (20 miles NE from Gaylord).  The outdoor sessions will take place in various locations around the Pigeon River Country State Forest.

    Description:

    Participants in the “Michigan Master Naturalist” program will gain a greater understanding of the natural environment and conservation techniques while learning the flora native to Michigan. Throughout the six-session program, local volunteer opportunities may become apparent. Participants can take an active role in implementing what they have learned throughout their neighborhoods and in their own backyards.

     

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