Volunteer mentors needed to guide students at “Live In The Woods Show
Volunteer mentors from the forest sector community are needed to guide students in grades 5 through 12 at this year’s Pacific Logging Congress 6th “Live In The Woods Show.” The show, which occurs every fourth year, takes place this year on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Longview Timberlands near Clatskanie, Ore., approximately one hour’s drive west of Portland on Highway 30.
The show, which occurs every fourth year, takes place this year on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Longview Timberlands near Clatskanie, Ore., approximately one hour’s drive west of Portland on Highway 30.
“This is an amazing opportunity for students to get a firsthand look at Oregon’s forest sector,” says Julie Woodward, event volunteer coordinator.
Accommodating the approximately 2,000 students and teachers who will attend the event requires hundreds of volunteer foresters, forest operators, family forestland owners and other experts. Volunteer tour guides will take groups of students down the show trail and highlight the environmentally advanced logging methods in use. Students will learn about natural resources, the equipment used in harvesting trees, reforestation after harvest, the protection of fish and wildlife habitat, water resources and the importance of Oregon’s forests to the state’s economy.
In addition to the joy of sharing the forest with students, volunteers will receive many other benefits including a free pass to the show, t-shirt, talking points and interpretive materials.
Founded in 1909, the Pacific Logging Congress seeks to educate lawmakers, educators, students and the general public about the need for sound, responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber.
Interested volunteers are encouraged to register online at: Oregonforests.org/Education/PLCVolunteerForm.html
For more information about volunteering, contact Julie Woodward at email@example.com or call 503-584-7259.
Contact: Julie Woodward – 503-584-7259