Finger Lakes National Forest Service staff will visit schools April 24-27 to talk about the importance of trees in urban and natural settings, careers in the natural resource field and donate trees to be planted on school grounds. It’s part of the “Trees Across New York Initiative”
The mission of the initiative is to bring the Finger Lakes National Forest to the classroom where employees will have an opportunity to educate and connect with K – 12 students in neighboring cities across New York State. By visiting urban and local classrooms, the Forest Service is not only able to showcase the importance and value of trees in the urban and natural settings, but also able to heighten the interest and energy of the youth in these local communities. The State of New York has a tremendous and exciting diversity of ecosystems and communities from the remote hills of the Finger Lakes National Forest to the city streets from Buffalo to New York City, and they all share the same air and water. Events like the “Trees Across New York Initiative” are an impactful way to share the importance of trees and forests to those ecosystems and communities for the health of present and future generations.
Participants will be John Sinclair, Forest Supervisor for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests; Jodie Vanselow, Hector District Ranger; Tim Noon, Natural Resource Specialist and students within the cities of Ithaca, Ovid, Syracuse, and Rochester, New York.
This effort is being coordinated in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station and State and Private Forestry branches.
The schedule of visits:
|Monday, April 24th||1:00||Ovid||South Seneca Middle / High School|
|1:00||Ithaca||Fall Creek Elementary School|
|Tuesday, April 25th||9:45||Ithaca||Enfield Elementary School|
|10:15||Ithaca||South Hill Elementary School|
|Wednesday, April 26th||9:30||Syracuse||Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central|
|3:30||Rochester||School #17 – Enrico Fermi|
|Thursday, April 27th||10:15||Syracuse||Dr. Weeks Elementary|
|10:15||Rochester||School #52 – Frank Fowler Dow School|
|10:45||Rochester||Integrated Arts & Technology High School|
|Friday, April 28||9:00||Spencer||Spencer Van Etten Elementary School|
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