October 20, 2013 - Time marches on. No matter if I am ready or not, the 2013 event season is here, and will soon be over. At the halfway point I am feeling relieved that the first two events, the Shasta and Sequoia, were successful. At the same time, I am sad in a way that they are actually done. Introducing new students and teachers to the program, as well as welcoming back returning participants, is what inspires me to push hard. New to the event this year were schools from Long Beach and Anaheim, and it is increasingly clear that an event closer to them is needed in 2014.
The press releases that teachers help me complete are making their way into local newspapers. Below are links to articles about Anderson New Technology, Marysville, and Minarets High Schools' participation. I'm also sending the releases to each high school's district office, as many school districts have their own newsletters. If any of you teachers see an article, please let me know about it. Clippings mailed to me are good too.
Looking forward, the weather forecast for the El Dorado Forestry Challenge is perfect. Matthew Ureno, staff leader for 2013, tells me that returning students have set up a chat group on Facebook, and are all looking forward to a great event. Me too!
Until Next Week,
Anderson NT: Red Bluff Daily News
Minarets: Sierra Star
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The California Forestry Challenge is a competitive event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry issues. Using the forest as the classroom, the California Forestry Challenge is project-based learning at its best.