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Douglas County School Forestry Tour - Volunteer Instructions
Information for Volunteer Instructors
Thank-you for volunteering as an instructor for the 2013 Douglas County School Forestry Tour!
If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please contact Raini Rippy at 672-4461 or click here to send email to Raini.
2014 Douglas County School Forestry Tour
May 13-16, 2014 (Tuesday thru Friday) 9:00* am - 2:00 pm
*You can arrive anytime from 8:30 on to set up your learning station.
You'll need to be ready to start at 9:15.
Douglas County Glide Educational Forest
(behind Glide Transfer Station). Map and driving directions.
Tour schedule: (A instructor break area is available with water, donuts, muffins, breads, coffee and soft drinks.)
School groups start arriving at 9:00 & the Tour starts when the last school group has arrived, usually around 9:20.
The morning includes rotations between 7 learning stations & the afternoon includes rotations between 4 games.
You will teach at a learning station & then supervise afternoon games. If you need to leave the tour early, please make arrangements with John in advance.
Map of Tour Loops - How the Tour Learning stations/trails are arranged. You will notice on the schedule that you are assigned to either the yellow or green tour loop (trail).
Sack lunch, water, any teaching props you'll need (in addition to what we provide - see teaching kits & outlines below).
On the day you are teaching, arrive anytime after 8:30 to set up your learning station. You'll need to be all set up & ready to go by 9:15. If you need assistance with set-up, you'll need to bring your own helpers.
Please prepare a 20 minute activity for your learning station. You will present this up to7 times in a row during the morning.
Remember to make this as interactive & hands-on as possible - 5th graders have short attention spans! We want them to have fun while also learning about forests. Please let John know if you need ideas or would like some help.
Outlines & Kits
|Teaching outlines, teaching kits, and poster sets are available for use. To review them in advance, please contact the Extension Office. Please note that ALL TEACHING KITS AND POSTERS MUST REMAIN AT THE SCHOOL TOUR SITE DURING SCHOOL TOUR WEEK - don't take them home, or the person teaching the next day may be left without teaching props!
We also provide branch, leaf, cone and seed samples for the Tree ID station. They will be on site and will be maintained by the Tour staff.
Scroll down for a complete list of kit contents and small versions of the posters.
For additional ideas, contact Raini Rippy at 672-4461 or click here to send email to Raini.
Instructor Materials: (PDF's)