Idaho Project Learning Tree

Idaho Project Learning Tree

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LOVED the online professional developments this round. I really encourage all of you to try them if and when they become available again! They have improved so much and will be so usable for me!
Apply now for Be Outside Idaho Grants for projects that connect Idaho's youth with the outdoors! Deadline to apply is October 1; Learn more and apply here: https://www.beoutsideidaho.gov/

Be Outside, Idaho grants are awarded to Idaho schools, government entities, and non-profit organizations for projects that encourage youth and their families to get outdoors, including projects that focus on outdoor recreation and natural resource education!

Be Outside Idaho is a project of the Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative. Partners: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Friends of Idaho State Parks, Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG), Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), and more!

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Idaho Project Learning Tree is offering some fantastic training opportunities!
Get nature-based, hands-on experiences for Early Childhood through Idaho Project Learning Tree!

Sign up at idahoforests.org/plt

IdahoSTARS professional development credits provided!
Get nature-based, hands-on
experiences for Early Childhood through Idaho Project Learning Tree!

Sign up at idahoforests.org/plt
IdahoSTARS PD credits provided!
K-8th Grade educators - Are you looking for high quality (and fun!!) professional development this summer? Sign up for Idaho Project Learning Tree Virtual PD. You'll get standards-aligned hands-on activities that address many parts of your elementary or middle school curriculum. Bring the environment into your classroom!

Register at https://idahoforests.org/content-…/sign-up-for-2020-classes/
Nature journaling is a great way to get children involved outside. It can be done anywhere and by anyone! What observations can you make outside of your residence?
Idaho Project Learning Tree
Check out Idaho Project Learning Tree for more information on this great summer opportunity.
So grateful for the Idaho Project Learning Tree for the wonderful Professional Development Weekend we had at Riverstone this weekend. They introduced us to Curb It and the amazing recycling program they have in Boise that I am hoping to help implement in the City of Nampa, and in my own school. Lot's of discussions and hurdles to over come first, but now I have the connections to help that on it's way.

Facebook is the perfect place to share Project Learning Tree information and all the wonderful programs they have and what they do. I encourage educators K-12 to check them out and see what they are all about. The hands on education and field trips are amazing for teachers and students alike. Let's spread the word.
One of the great things about Idaho is all the beautiful outdoor spaces we have! Educators, Idaho Project Learning Tree workshops help you use nature to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors! Workshops are offered statewide: https://idahoforests.org/content-item/project-learning-tree/?fbclid=IwAR1tfZcNa3VYmtLY03PVjK32wssmUqEs6gASnTBiCBkaLvJ71LOyFYIll0A

Workshop participants have the option to earn university credits and Idaho STARS hours!
Teachers - Get the credit you deserve!

There's still room in these fun hands-on, minds-on 1-credit STEM workshops for teachers hosted by Idaho Project Learning Tree!

BOISE: Oct. 18-19
COEUR d'ALENE: Nov. 1-2

Hours: Friday 4:30 - 8 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 4 pm.

Investigate trees, forests and forest products in a STEM context. You’ll leave eager and equipped with abundant resources to explore these topics and activities with your students. Learn more and sign up at https://idahoforests.org/events/.

Award-winning hands-on education activities provided through professional development trainings for teachers and others who work with youth.

Learn about Idaho's trees, forests and the rest of the environment! Project Learning Tree is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. It is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

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06/05/2022

Interested in making your yard or property more firewise, but don’t know where to begin?

We’ve got the resources, tips, and tools to help you get started!

Check out our resources here: https://idahofirewise.org/firewise-landscapes/

Timeline photos 06/03/2022

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Opportunity for Idaho educators! Our department is hosting webinars to walk through the new Idaho content standards for math, science and English Language Arts. The same information will be presented on four days throughout the summer - use the links below to register:

June 7, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm: https://idahosde.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-xYLeesIQ-yUG03h0c1j1w

June 22, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am: https://idahosde.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1vz299kXQf6oNDuwDxG1BQ

August 2, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm: https://idahosde.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GvRicHksS3aD-5EX5KiYGA

August 17, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am: https://idahosde.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1TA6VLAUR4u8oYKsES5vsQ

05/20/2022

Idaho Firewise has lots of great resources to help you learn about and be bettered prepared for wildfires.

It’s Wildfire Awareness month, so what can YOU do to help spread the word about wildfires?

Educate yourself about how you and your family can prepare to respond in the event of a wildfire.
Educate yourself and take action on how you can help make your home and your community more firewise!

Check out our resources and tools: https://idahofirewise.org/firewise-principles-practices/

Idaho wins again! Student video contest winners. Fun teacher stuff. PD survey. 05/19/2022

Idaho wins again! Student video contest winners. Fun teacher stuff. PD survey.

Idaho wins again! Student video contest winners. Fun teacher stuff. PD survey.

05/13/2022

Yes!

These students did such a fantastic job producing a fun and engaging video that highlights forest careers! We are so proud of their creativity and ingenuity in sharing accurate information about jobs in forestry. Watch this video by our first place winners!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGia5WF14Wo

05/13/2022

It's Wildfire Awareness Month. Here is a wealth of resources from Idaho Firewise.

May is Wildfire Awareness Month, so join us in not only preparing your home, family, and backyard but helping us spread awareness around your community too!

There is so much that we can all do to help prepare for, prevent, and lessen the impact of wildfires, and you can find all the resources you need here!

https://idahofirewise.org/firewise-principles-practices/

05/12/2022

Idaho Educators! It's time to sign up for summer professional development with Idaho Project Learning Tree! We've got something for everyone: Field trips to Bogus Basin and Idaho City forests; a look at fire's past, present and future at the State Museum; a workshop on PLT's new K8 activity guide, Explore Your Environment, with Museum of Idaho; Cultivating Curiosity Through Schoolyard Science - with award-winning teachers Misha Smith and Susan Wolfe of Hawthorne Elementary; or anytime, anywhere PLT Explorations - that are virtual and self-guided. And there is so much more. What will you learn this summer? Get the credit you deserve: Go to IdahoForests.org/plt to learn more and sign up!

05/12/2022

Treasure Valley friends: This is an amazing opportunity!

Firewise Landscaping Workshop:

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Idaho State Museum
10:30 - 11:30 AM/MT

To learn more and to register for this free event:
https://history.idaho.gov/event/firewise/

05/11/2022

Congratulations to all the winners, and the nearly 100 students/teams who submitted videos highlighting forest-related careers in this year's contest.

Special IDAHO shout-out to First Place winners, Brecon Bates and team from Victory Middle School in Meridian (West Ada Dist.), as well as Halle Lowman from North Jr High School in Boise School District, who was one of the 12 FINALISTS.

Links to all 12 honored videos may be found at https://www.thruthetrees.org/media. Happy watching!

This is so exciting! Here are the winners of ! We had so many fabulous entries and we commend all students who participated for their creativity. Here are the videos that rose to the top and earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes!

🏆 1st Place - Bug's Eye View
Brecon Bates, Aaron Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Max Johnson, Tess Johnson, Sam Johnson, Josie Koeplin
Victory Middle School, Meridian, Idaho
Awarded $1100 ($100 finalist, $1000 for first place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGia5WF14Wo

🏆 2nd Place - The Importance of Forestry
Luca McMurrin and Emma Parker
Early College High School, Salem, Oregon
Awarded $600 ($100 finalist, $500 second place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-WRVxVIMI

🏆 3rd Place (Tie) - Learning About Forestry
Anne Nevis
Banks High School, Banks, Oregon
Awarded $350 ($100 finalist, $250 third place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5F12c2ltDw

🏆 3rd Place (Tie) - Forestry Jobs
Patrick Wilcox
Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home, Oregon
Awarded $350 ($100 finalist, $250 third place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeE_J35rVvc

Twigs — CHRIS KENNY 05/10/2022

Twigs — CHRIS KENNY

Ideas to emulate.
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Twigs — CHRIS KENNY

05/10/2022

Neat!

Salamanders in the Plethidontidae family, like the Coeur d'Alene salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, are known as the lungless salamanders?

Discovered at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the 1930s, these animals breathe through their skin rather than with lungs, and therefore have very specific habitat requirements. Coeur d'Alene salamanders live in cool, damp habitats such as the spray zone of waterfalls, in springs, and in moist rocky areas, where they can continue to find running water to get oxygen. These salamanders usually only come above ground at night when the temperature is above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). Females lay eggs underground and juvenile salamanders hatch from these eggs in mid-September. Coeur d'Alene salamanders eat aquatic insects and other invertebrates.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and other Forest Service employees has been working to use environmental DNA (eDNA) to survey for the presence of Coeur d'Alene salamanders in the wild. Click here for a article about this work: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/nezperceclearwater/home/?cid=FSEPRD641761&width=full

To learn more about Idaho amphibians, check out the Digital Atlas of Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/amph/smpkey/smpkyfr.htm

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Have fun earning credit this summer. Plus: Quick PD survey 05/09/2022

Have fun earning credit this summer. Plus: Quick PD survey

Summer learning opportunities from PLT & Partners. Get proven PLT activities while exploring museums, forests and schoolyards with your teacher friends! Also - weigh in on your professional development needs and wants.

Have fun earning credit this summer. Plus: Quick PD survey

05/09/2022

Lunch & Learn!

Join us next week for a virtual Lunch and Learn!
To register visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXnwx_hfRE2wHN6AxESKJQ

University of Idaho College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources
Idaho Cattle Association

Whitney Nature Walk with Artist Bobby Gaytan, April 26, 2022 05/05/2022

Whitney Nature Walk with Artist Bobby Gaytan, April 26, 2022

Amazing - Beautiful - Inspiring - Fun

Whitney Nature Walk with Artist Bobby Gaytan, April 26, 2022 Thanks to artist Bobby Gaytan, Whitney Elementary School students are inspired to do their best each and every day. Over the last few months, Mr. Gaytan has...

05/03/2022

Arbor Day 2022 was one for the record books! The Idaho Forest Products Commission gave away thousands of seedlings at The Home Depot and through our friends at Idaho Department of Lands; held celebrations from the north to the south of Idaho; Idaho Project Learning Tree helped kids make paper at STEM night at Cynthia MannElementary in Boise and delivered seedlings to Collister Elementary in Boise; and we awarded the outstanding youth photographers for their inspiring photos during an in-person ceremony at Idaho State Museum. Thanks to everyone who made our favorite holiday so special!


04/29/2022

The great seedling giveaway is TODAY! The Idaho Forest Products Commission is pleased to provide free seedlings to Idahoans! Find out where you can get your free seedling in Idaho on this Arbor Day at https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tree-seedlings/

Need tips on how to successfully plant your seedling? Go to https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tips-on-planting-trees/


04/29/2022

Happy Arbor Day 2022! What's the most important thing you can do today? Plant a tree! Get your free seedling at participating The Home Depot and Idaho Department of Lands locations throughout the state. See the list of all of the seedling giveaway locations at https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tree-seedlings/. Then plant your tree! Get planting tips at https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tips-on-planting-trees/. And while you're at it, join us for a celebration in Boise Idaho State Museum today at 10 am!


Timeline photos 04/29/2022

Happy Arbor Day! It's our final day of featuring the award winning photos from this year's Arbor Day Photo Contest. Nearly 200 photographs were submitted by 5th-12th graders from across Idaho Several first place and honorable mention winners were awarded by an experienced panel of judges, based on stunning photographs and supporting statements related to the new theme, Healthy Tree, Healthy Me. The judges were moved by the submissions, which spoke of resiliency, thriving in the face of adversity and the simple pleasures of trees and nature.

FEATURED FIRST PLACE PHOTOGRAPH: Senior Mackenzie Butler | Timberline High School | Boise, ID
"Looking into the Woods"
I often take day trips with my sister to the woods. We love going into the woods and exploring. I like to experiment with new techniques with my photos to see what I can create. Spending time in the woods and in the outdoors allows me to take a break from the struggles I have and get away for a few hours. The woods make me really happy and exploring them is always an adventure.

See all of the photo contest winners at https://contest.idahoforests.org/winners/


04/28/2022

The great seedling giveaway is back! The Idaho Forest Products Commission is pleased to provide free seedlings to Idahoans! Find out where you can get your free seedling in Idaho on ARBOR DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH. https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tree-seedlings/


Timeline photos 04/28/2022

It's day four of our five day series featuring the first place winners of our annual Arbor Day Photo Contest. It was difficult for our experienced team of judges to select from the nearly 200 photographs that were submitted by 5th-12th graders from across Idaho, but this photo stood out.

FEATURED FIRST PLACE PHOTO: 10th grader Julia Bilimoria | Timberline High School | Boise, ID
"A Golden October"
I was out on a casual stroll through the neighborhood when I discovered a beautiful pine tree next to a peaceful pond. The dripping sap reminded me of the fleetingness of nature, and how quickly the seasons change.

See all the winners at https://contest.idahoforests.org/winners/

04/27/2022

The great seedling giveaway is back! The Idaho Forest Products Commission is pleased to provide free seedlings to Idahoans! Find out where you can get your free seedling in Idaho on ARBOR DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH. https://www.idahoforests.org/content-item/tree-seedlings/


Mission Unstoppable Dr. Kellie Taylor 04/27/2022

Mission Unstoppable Dr. Kellie Taylor

Boise elementary teacher, Dr. Kellie Taylor, is a true Idaho gem! Enjoy this video that provides a glimpse into what she does with her students.

Mission Unstoppable Dr. Kellie Taylor Dr. Kellie Taylor, an alumna, was featured on an episode of @Mission Unstoppable! Watch as Dr. Taylor uses lessons she gained at the Pathfi...

Timeline photos 04/27/2022

We're featuring our five first place winners of the Arbor Day Photo Contest. Nearly 200 photographs were submitted by 5th-12th graders from across Idaho for the 2022 Arbor Day Photo Contest. Several first place and honorable mention winners were awarded by an experienced panel of judges, based on stunning photographs and supporting statements related to the new theme, Healthy Tree, Healthy Me. The judges were moved by the submissions, which spoke of resiliency, thriving in the face of adversity and the simple pleasures of trees and nature.

FEATURED FIRST PLACE PHOTOGRAPH: 8TH grader Avery Johnson | Hawthorne Middle School | Pocatello, ID
"A Tree's Second Life"
Part of this year’s theme, Healthy Tree, Healthy Me, is the fact that trees help make products for people. But they don’t just make products; they get a second life. Some trees get made into instruments, like the violin. They can then be used to express feelings and emotions, they can calm nerves, and they can make one feel free. When I play the violin I am free and I am soaring above everything. I love music and the violin just helps me express that feeling even without words. I may not be able to say how I am feeling, but I can show it through music. While a tree has to be cut down to make the violin, it gives it a second life where it can bring happiness and make a difference in people’s lives.

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Boise, ID
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