Expanding Our Roots
UBC Hosts Teacher Professional Development Day Workshops- "Forestry:
Science Made Practical"
Lesley Fettes- Forestry Admissions Advisor, UBC Faculty of Forestry
On April 28, the Faculty of Forestry at UBC hosted the third annual
Professional Development workshop for teachers. The
day included Forestry 101, an introduction to Forests and Forestry,
two workshops and an ecology lesson. The first workshop illustrated
the use of computer modeling in land use management decisions;
the teachers were also introduced to FORTOON*, an educational game
designed to help students learn about resource management. Dr.
Rob Guy and his Master's student Hannah Bauchhaus delivered the
second workshop on the physiological adaptations of leaves to sun
and shade. We learned how to impose an image on a leaf! The day
wrapped up with an ecology tour of Pacific Spirit Park led by PhD
student Heather Coleman .
commented, "Thank you once again for a great day
today. I learned some new things about today's forest industry
and got some great resources" and "Dr. Guy was a great presenter;
easy-to-understand, animated and showed examples that could be
used in the classroom. [The presenters] have practical knowledge
that made the tour informative and interesting.
(*If you are interested
in learning more about the forest management game FORTOON or
in receiving a copy of the game, please contact Lesley Fettes at [email protected] for
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