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                                                                                  Idaho Forest Products Commission
                                                                                            350 N. 9th St., Suite 304
                                                                                                 Boise, Idaho 83702
                                                                                              Phone: 208-334-4061
                                 A FOREST EDUCATION UPDATE                              Messages: 800-ID-WOODS
                                                                                                 Fax: 208-334-3449
                                        SPRING 2007                                   

                            Sustainable Forestry Tour--June 20-23, 2007
                                         Explore North Central Idaho’s Forests.
                                Outstanding Educational Opportunity. Trip of a Lifetime!
                              Based out of Lewiston, Idaho. Tour and Travel Expenses Paid.
                                           VIP Treatment. 2 credits available.

                    What will you do on the tour?
Explore some of the most beautiful forests in the world ▪ Travel where Lewis & Clark traveled ▪ Learn which
trees grow where and why ▪ Investigate the elements of sustainable forest management ▪ Tour a high-tech
sawmill ▪ See logs being peeled and made into plywood ▪ Network with other educators ▪ Interact with foresters,
biologists, technology specialists and mill workers who care for our forests and make products you use every
day ▪ Learn about potential careers for your students ▪ Touch the future forest at a seedling nursery ▪ See toilet
paper being made ▪ Sit in a timber harvester ▪ See how helicopters fight wildfires ▪ Eat well ▪ Touch a huge
western white pine (Idaho’s state tree) ▪ Look straight down 700 feet from Dworshak Dam ▪ Reflect in an
ancient cedar grove ▪ See the full-circle process of making products out of trees while sustaining forest

To apply for a spot on the tour, go to to apply online or download the application
form, or request a form from our office. Don’t miss out! Application deadline: 3/30/07. Applicants will be
notified by 4/30/07.

   April 27 is ARBOR DAY. Celebrate TREES!
It’s been 135 years since J. Sterling Morton established the first Arbor Day in
Nebraska. It is estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska that
day. Susbsequent celebrations involved school students in planting trees,
creating banners, marching in parades, and providing songs during official
celebrations. Why should this year be any different? Trees are more
deserving than ever of being honored and celebrated. Visit and for ideas.

Arbor Day Poster Contest: 5th grade entries due 3/12/07. Contact for guidelines and
activities. Prizes include savings bonds for winners, cash for their classrooms, and a tree for each of their
schools. The first place entry is submitted to the National Arbor Day Poster Contest.

       Classroom Set of Tree Seeds: Ask us for your free classroom set (~40 seeds/set) of Douglas-fir

       Arbor Day T-Shirts. Every year we have a new design for Arbor Day “tree-shirts,” available at a
       very affordable price. Visit soon to see this year’s shirt and ordering information.

       Visit to learn about other Arbor Day opportunities in Idaho, such as an
       interactive map where you can register the locations of the trees you plant for Arbor Day, and more!
                   PROJECT LEARNING TREE
                   Through Project Learning Tree you receive engaging activities to teach about the environment
                   while meeting Idaho’s Content Standards. We welcome teachers of all grades and subjects,
                   and others who work with youth.

                                           PLT Workshop Schedule
•   February 23-24, Boise, General PLT               • June 11-12, Genesee, General PLT
•   March 16-17, Boise, Natural Resources & Solid    • June 14-15, Boise, Focus on Literature with WILD,
    Waste                                              WET & PLT
•   April 13-14, Boise, General PLT                  • Early Summer (dates tba), Coeur d’Alene, Focus on
•   April 13-14, Grangeville, General PLT              Literature with WILD, WET & PLT
•   April 19-20 (Th/F), Blackfoot, Natural Resources • July 17-18, Hailey, Natural Resources & Solid Waste
    & Solid Waste                                    • July 19-20, Hailey, Focus on Communities
•   May 4-5, Bonners Ferry, Wildfires & Weeds        • August 14-15, Coeur d’Alene, Wildfires & Weeds
•   May 11-12, Coeur d’Alene, General PLT

Visit for workshop descriptions and registration information. (Or call or email and ask
us!) Each type of workshop is a separate credit.

Two-credit opportunity: Sun Valley area                             Every Student Learns Outside
                 We scheduled back to back                          Project Learning Tree has launched a national
                 workshops in Hailey, July 17-18                    initiative, Every Student Learns Outside. Visit
                 and 19-20, so you can earn                for more information. If
                 credits and still have time to                     you’ve got a success story of students learning
                 relax and enjoy the beautiful                      outside with PLT, share it with us for potential
surroundings. Your evenings are totally free!                       posting on the site.

                                                   FREE STUFF!
                   Additions to Video/CD/DVD Lending Library
                   Our lending library for Idaho residents just keeps on growing! New titles include Building
                   Homes of our Own interactive CD, and Vintage Forestry & Logging DVD (a fascinating
                   collection of old movies). Your only cost for using our lending library is return postage.

Additions to Printed Forest Materials Service
These materials are free to Idaho residents, with several available in classroom quantities. A few of the many
new titles available: Water & Forests: The role trees play in water quality; Birds & Forests: A look at how
birds and forests live and thrive together; Recycle! It’s A Plus for the Environment poster, and much more.

             To order: Visit for current lists and to order online or contact us.

                           GRANTS for Idaho Teachers
Apply for up to $200 to help you teach about Idaho’s trees and forests. Information and online
application at or contact PLT. Deadline each year: August 15. Submit
your idea today!

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         Idaho Forest Products Commission. 350 N 9th St., #304, Boise ID 83702. 800-ID-WOODS.

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