Help assemble trunks of educational materials for School Forest schools in Minnesota on Friday, September 14 or 21 at the DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Rd, St Paul, from 9 AM – 3 PM. Lunch will be provided and travel reimbursement may be possible.

Any school in Minnesota with a desire to establish and consistently use an outdoor teaching space can enroll in the DNR’s School Forest program. Schools are located all over the state; about 30 percent are in urban areas. Sites range from ¼ acre to 600 acres; each school must have at least a few trees. The School Forest schools are receiving these valuable trunks full of outdoor education teaching tools (e.g. increment borers, magnifying lenses, tree cookies, etc.) as part of an LCCMR grant for the School Forest program.

Given trunks, boxes, and an assemblage of educational materials, volunteers will package and label trunks accordingly using specialized packing lists, and prepare them for mailing. Work is indoors and training will be provided.

Volunteers must be able to read and follow directions, and be able to move and manipulate large and small items into trunks. You will need to be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Contact Laura Duffey, Forestry,St. Paul, at 651-259-5263 or email Laura.duffey@state.mn.us to volunteer!

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