CHINA NEWS: Organizers seek presenters for China Forest Day

The organizers at China Midle School are in the planning stages for Forest Day 2017 which will be held on Friday, May 26, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the China School Forest in China. They are seeking volunteer presenters to work with groups of students at any grade level from preK-eighth grade. The goal is to have all students outside for the whole day participating in hands-on activities to learn about Maine’s natural environment.

Volunteer presenters will teach a lesson to groups of students (15-18 students per group) throughout the day. Staff members will supervise student groups. Volunteers will lead three – four morning sessions and three – four afternoon sessions. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. If you need more than a 30-minute session, they can put two time slots together to give you about 70 minutes to work with your group. You can choose your activity and age group or the staff can suggest activity ideas based on your skills and interests. They try to have a wide variety of activities related to the Maine environment. In the past, they’ve offered sessions on forest habitats, ecology, plants and/or animals, logging history, watersheds, geology, nature music or art, reading, writing, drama and much more. Any topic related to the natural environment will be considered. They provide morning munchies and lunch for all volunteer presenters. Forest Day is held rain or shine. After all, that is part of the outdoor experience!

They are seeking 30-35 different session presenters. They are asking for your help as a volunteer program presenter or to pass this along to others who you think might be able to help. If you can help, they need the following information:

Your name and work agency/program sponsor (if representing one), phone number and/or email; topic or lesson – if you need ideas, they can offer suggestions. Grade level range preference (prek-2, 3-6, 7-8).

Anything else you need for your activity (ie. Type of location, materials needed, time you are available if you can’t be there all day…)

For more information contact Anita Smith (968-2255) and Elaine Philbrook (445-1550); or

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