Bringing the Forest Closer
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Classrooms were easily the most popular idea on our first Maine
Teachers’ Tour in the summer of 1998.
The Fort James (now Georgia Pacific) Outdoor
Classroom/Demonstration Forest in Old Town and the Outdoor
Classroom at the China School (also named Maine’s Outstanding
Tree Farm in 1999) were enjoyed by many educators that summer.
As a result, Maine TREE launched an effort to build more
of them, especially in parts of the state where people don’t
get out into a real forest too often.
and adults alike can learn a lot about what goes on in the woods
in these environments,”
says forester Ted Shina, who has written a handbook about
constructing Outdoor Classrooms.
“They are great places for Project Learning Tree
activities, demonstrations of good forest management practices
and hands-on learning of math, science, language arts, plant and
you would like to help Maine TREE construct Outdoor Classrooms,
provide “Tree Trunks” of forestry tools and resource
materials and offer programs for Maine people of all ages, we
welcome your support.