Forest Health: Insects and Diseases
June 10, 2014
Project Learning Tree
June 11, 2014
Vinton Furnace State Forest
Vinton County, OH
Registration required: first come, first served basis with limited space. Priority given to new attendees. Lunch provided both days. Call 740-774-1596 (extension 0) to register. $20 registration fee required to attend, all or part of Teacher Field Days. To attend the PLT workshop day on June 11th, one must also attend the June 10th program day.
Event webpage and Event agenda
Day 1 (June 10): Vinton Furnace State Forest; Insects and diseases of concern to Ohio’s woodlands. Current critters of concern and their anatomy, life cycles, hosts and habitats, how they get around, why they are a problem, and the strategies being used to monitor and control populations. EAB, ALB, gypsy moth, hemlock wooly adelgid, and common oak moth are some of the agents of doom we will examine. Presenters include: Dr. Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension Specialist Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Forestry Extension Specialist Tom Macy, ODNR Division of Forestry Forest Health Forester William Borovicka, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Day 2 (June 11): Project Learning Tree PreK-12 Educator Workshop for all teachers and youth leaders! Workshop will build on the invasives theme and use PLT activity lessons to explore the topic and help give you tools to take students further into understanding forest issues better.
Both days will include outside observations and lessons, so please dress for changing weather and walking conditions. There will be a Field trip with monitoring activities, tree identification, and forest management practices. Ohio University optional 1 semester graduate credit available by completing the program.and course requirements; $136 for 1 semester hour, is handled and paid separate from the workshop, though all info will be made available at the workshop. OU certificate of completion available for professional development credit hours.