KINGFIELD — On May 1 and 2, the community may join Project Learning Tree, Maine Huts and Trails and guests for a collaborative and professional development workshop.

Those attending will engage in conversations with teachers, land trust outreach coordinators and land owners about our changing forested landscapes and explore connections between student learning and their communities.

Speakers will include Kris Hoffman, Forestland Steward with the Forest Society of Maine, and Mark Berry, President and CEO of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Hoffman conducts ground and aerial monitoring of current easements and compiles baseline documentation for new projects. Berry’s presentation, From Recreation to Stewardship: Community Engagement and Economic Opportunity from Maine Forests,” will contribute to a conversation about changing forests today and into tomorrow.

During this overnight gathering at the beautiful Maine Huts & Trails’ Flagstaff Lake Hut, an eco-lodge near Carrabassett Valley, participants will learn about PLT’s Focus on Forests curriculum and the Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) long term data studies. By establishing FIG study plots students, land owners and citizen scientists collect and analyze data and design field investigations that may inform forest health and climate change.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 19.

FMI, register: 207-626-7990, [email protected]

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