WSU North Puget Sound Extension Forestry Classes and Events
We have a variety of forestry education offerings throughout the year, including workshops, field tours, field days, and short courses.
Alder Marketing Seminar
Tuesday December 3rd in Burlington
This Class is now full.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions.
- Spring 2014 - Bellingham - Thursdays starting March 13th.
- Spring 2014 - Online - New dates: Wednesdays starting April 23rd.
Project Learning Tree Outdoor Classroom Training
The Project Learning Tree Outdoor Classroom Training prepares educators to incorporate environmental education within their curriculum and programs. This workshop will cover simple strategies for integrating environmental education in the classroom, a club, or an after school based program. With instruction from the nationally acclaimed Project Learning Tree curriculum, participants will gain access to hundreds of simple activities for grades Pre K- 8. This curriculum engages youth in hands on learning, covering a variety of topics and addressing STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics). These strategies meet the criteria of Washington State's Common Core standards. Teachers receive 6 clock hours for this training.
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Saturday April 12, 2014 in Greenbank
In this hands-on workshop, you will not only learn how to cultivate the mushrooms, but you'll actually do it! Each participant will receive a small alder log to work with and we'll go through the whole process of drilling, plugging, and waxing. You will have enough plugs to do your in-class log, along with extra plugs and wax to take home with you. We'll use shiitake plugs in this workshop, as they are particularly easy to grow. Details and Registration.
This site last updated 11/26/2013
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11/26/2013 - The Alder Seminar on December 3rd is now full.
11/23/2013 - Our next shiitake mushroom cultivation workshop will be on April 12, 2014, in Greenbank.
11/18/2013 - Teachers: we have two Project Learning Tree Outdoor Classroom Training workshops coming up in Jan/Feb 2104. 6 clock hours are available.