Indiana educators are encouraged to apply for the 2023 Natural Resources Teacher Institute, a week-long immersive professional development program that provides educators with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology, research and management in Indiana.
NRTI will be held June 19-23 at the Forestry Training Center at Morgan-Monroe State Forest and is hosted by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources.
Daily activities include visiting public and private forest sites, touring forest industry facilities and exploring forestry research through the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment.
Up to 18 educators will be accepted to take part. Participants must be available to attend all days of the program and must fully engage in activities.
Participants will earn more than 30 Professional Growth Points, as well as receive Project Learning Tree and Leopold Education Project curriculum materials, a forestry tool kit, Indiana-specific field guides and a stipend for developing and implementing a lesson plan.
To apply, contact Donna Rogler, NRTI coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-402-2624.