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Forestry Institute for Teachers (Plumas County)
June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Located in the middle of the Plumas National Forest, UC Camp provides an unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River watershed. The UC managed properties are comprised of 120 acres of mixed conifer forest. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas-fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed. The summer temperatures can often reach over 100 degrees Farenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Rainfall averages 41 inches (1,041 mm) per year in Quincy and a high of 78 inches (1,981 mm) per year. Approximately 75 inches (1,900 mm) of precipitation falls as snow each year.
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.
FIT is a highly regarded professional development program that emphasizes California Department of Education Content Standards including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
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