Thanks to a new Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) program, teachers can now bring conservation education directly into the classroom. Activity kits—aptly called ‘Tree Trunks’—are available for check-out by local teachers, educators, and the public from Affiliate Education Centers currently being established statewide
Affiliate Education Centers
Nebraska Extension Wildcat Hills Nature Center Educational Service Unit 7 Morrill Hall Ponca State Park Keep Omaha Beautiful Hastings Museum
Can't attend a workshop? Don't have time for a Forest Field Trip? Bring Conservation Education to your classroom with our NFS Tree Trunks!
K-8 Tree Trunks
This trunk, built around Project Learning Tree’s flagship resource for teaching youth grades - k-8, is perfect for school teachers, afterschool programs, scout groups, and more. Lessons in this curriculum directly meet Nebraska’s K-8 Science Standards.View the Material's List
EC Tree Trunks
Click here for a list of materials that are included in This trunk, built around Project Learning Tree’s flagship resource for teaching youth in early childhood, preschool, and grades k-2 settings, is designed especially for educators who work with little learners ages 1-8 in any setting.View the Material's List
NFS has established several of these regionally focused partnerships thanks to grant funds provided by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Nebraska Academy of Sciences. Eventually, the agency hopes to have a community-level presence in all regions of the tree-planters’ state.
Interested in becoming an affiliate? Contact Jack hilgert: email@example.com or 402-472-4749