IT TAKES A TREE PROGRAM
In 1997, PLC kicked off the largest educational program in its 89-year history. We produced a comprehensive 32-page, full-color brochure on forestry and logging in the West. Along with the brochure we produced a 17-minute video that encapsulated the same story. We built an exhibit to take to teacher conferences. We produced versions for the U.S. and B.C.
On October 1, 1997, our exhibit had its debut at the California Science Teachers Conference in Palm Springs. Out of the 300 to 400 exhibits at the show, PLC stood out as one of the best.
Attendance at the show was about 2,500 teachers. Over 2,200 teachers came to the PLC booth and picked up a copy of our video and brochure. We were easily the most visited booth in the entire show.
Following that show, we went to teacher conferences in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The response was the same.
Over the years we have heard how teachers are liberal and you can't get into the schools. We found teachers are hungry for materials. After telling one teacher from L.A. that yes, we were from the forest industry, he responded, "Great! We get swamped with materials from the Sierra Club and Green Peace and nothing from industry to balance our presentations."
In British Columbia, teachers picked up the materials the first day, read them that night and came back and asked for sets of 30 brochures to use in class. An L.A. school superintendent took home samples and wrote us asking for 50 sets to distribute to schools in his district. In 1998 and 1999 we attended the National Science Teachers Conference in Seattle where 5,000 to 6,000 teachers attended conferences in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
We need your donations to meet our goals. For each US$5 you donate we can provide a teacher a video and brochure.
The PLC developed a teacher's lesson plan that complements the "It Takes A Tree" video.
If you would like to receive a free Video or DVD copy of our video "It Takes A Tree", please complete our contact form, and specify whether you would like the US or Canadian copy.
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It Takes A Tree - A Forest Education Unit for Grades 9 -12 - The following versions are available
Canadian Version and United States Version