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Friday, November 14, 2014
Wintry weather has arrived in Oklahoma and forestry officials say it's the perfect time to order tree seedlings and shrubs for planting this winter. The Oklahoma Forestry Services nursery has begun taking orders for seedlings that are specifically selected to thrive in Oklahoma's harsh climate. State Forester George...
Friday, November 7, 2014
UC Berkeley’s forestry and natural resources major is one of only a handful in the state and the most female dominated by far. “They have more resources and coaches and a lot more burly men,” said Gonen of other forestry programs, such as those at Humboldt State and Cal Poly. “But we have spirit, and we have a lot of fun...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Longtime outreach efforts by the Mississippi State University Extension Service's forestry department received significant attention when it won a national award. MSU Extension Forestry won the 2014 Family Forests Education Award presented by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of...
Friday, September 5, 2014
There are about 80 nature-based preschools in the United States, up from 19 in 2009. Numerous other preschools employ some sort of eco-friendly approach. Schools range from taking simple steps to basing their entire curriculum around nature and having students spend time every day in natural settings. At the Sunflower...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Grey Towers, the ancestral home of the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot, will host its 10th annual Festival of Wood this weekend. "We wanted the opportunity to share the importance of wood in our everyday lives," Melody Remillard, visitor services information specialist at Grey Towers, told the Pocono...
Friday, July 25, 2014
The Association of Conservation Information (ACI) recently awarded the Missouri Department of Conservation four national communication awards for their Trees Work communications campaign. The 2014 awards are:   Communications Campaign – First Place – Trees Work Posters – First Place – Trees Work One-time...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Joyce Qin, 11-year-old Memphis-area student, is the national winner of the 2014 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. Oh, and she's adorable. "Joyce competed against 30,000 contestants. This is quite an accomplishment," U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said at a ceremony unveiling the art. "We use this contest as...
Friday, June 13, 2014
In just five years, youth participation in outdoor recreation fell by 15 percent according to the Wilderness Society. To encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the United States, federal agencies, nonprofits and the recreation industry have teamed up once again for the 2014 National Get Outdoors Day. Find an...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Florida's Westwood Middle School has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station science delivery center InterfaceSouth, the University of Florida, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Westwood, and Camp Crystal Lake to...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Three dozen fruit trees were planted at Oregon's Glide Elementary School and will eventually produce fruit for the school cafeteria. Students will also learn how to care for trees.  "It’s always exciting to see people learning to see nature grow and science work,” volunteer garden coordinator said Mary Brown. "It’s very...

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