Teacher Conservation Institute

Texas Forestry

The Teacher Conservation Institute (TCI) is a series of multi-day professional development workshops for educators focusing on the scientific stewardship of our natural resources. The courses are designed to showcase the environmental, social, and economic benefits provided by our Texas forests while equipping teachers with resources to implement TEKS-correlated forestry education in the classroom.

2021 Teacher Conservation Institute: Green Jobs, Exploring Forest Careers

The Texas Forestry Association and the Region7 EcosySTEM invites you to join us on a fun two-day outdoor professional development forestry experience for middle school and high school teachers. Teachers will receive 16 hours of CPE and TEEAC credit as they become certified in Project Learning Trees' new Green Jobs curriculum, which is TEKS aligned and STEM correlated. They will explore a tree farm, logging operation, and forest products manufacturing facility as they learn about Texas working forests and STEM forestry careers.

Cost: Free! (lunches included)

Location: Region7, 1909 N Longview St, Kilgore, TX 75662 or Henderson Civic Center, 1500 Lake Forest Pkwy, Henderson, TX 76562 (due to covid policies we have secured two venues for the workshop, we will determine which venue will be utilized in July and notification will be emailed to registered participants)

Special Instructions: Lunch will be provided both days, portions of this workshop will be outside in a forest on uneven terrain. Some portions of a tour will include walking up and down stairs. The tours in the workshop are not handicap accessible.

Grade levels: Middle School and High School

Two sessions/dates will be offered both sessions are the same content and tours, please pick which dates work best for your schedule and only register for one session.

Session 1 dates: July 19th and 20th, 2021, 7:30am to 6:00pm (outdoor tours in the morning, classroom in the afternoon)

Register here: https://member.texasforestry.org/event/TCIsession1

Session 2 dates: July 21st and 22nd, 2021, 7:30am to 6:00pm (outdoor tours in the morning, classroom in the afternoon)

Register here: https://member.texasforestry.org/event/TCIsession2