Forestry Institute for Teachers (Shasta County)
June 30 @ 8:00 am - July 6 @ 5:00 pm
Camp McCumber is located 10 miles west of Lassen Volcanic National Park on State Highway 44 at 4,000 foot elevation in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mixed Conifer forest type. The Camp is nestled among large Ponderosa Pine and Douglas-fir trees, along with California Black Oak, incense cedar, and white fir. The geology is volcanic mudflow from the Lassen Range. The Camp is surrounded by private family forest parcels and industrial forest land managed sustainably for wood products. Mid-July weather at Camp McCumber can be hot during the day 100 deg F (38 deg C) but cool at night 55 deg F (12 deg C). The annual precipitation is about 40 inches, part of which falls as snow.
The goal of FIT is to provide K-12 teachers with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest resource management practices using award winning environmental education curriculum; Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Project WILD. The program brings together natural resource specialists and teachers from rural and urban settings for one week, working side by side to gain a deeper understanding of forest ecosystems and human use of natural resources.
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