December 10, 2014
an age old profession that should be attractive to people who have a knack for
business (managing resources, purchasing, marketing, selling, accounting, and
running a money making operation) and like to be surrounded by nature.
You may get
dirty, be surrounded by some amazing machinery and even have a few run-ins with
the wildlife that calls the trees and the brush their home.
Mike is the
VP of Stuckey Timberland. His world is the forest. He is a graduate of the
University of Georgia’s Forestry program. Forestry is a life career that is in
his family lineage.
hear Mike reflect on his career and his desire to be in the outdoors. He talks
about the business and the misconceptions that those looking in often have
about the business of growing trees for wood products.
I think that
you will find this interview interesting as well as it might make you a little
envious about Mike’s ability to be outside many of his work days.
If you know
a young person who is thinking about future careers, ask them to take a look
into forestry. It has a definite place in our future world, trained foresters
are needed, and the profession offers opportunities to be engaged outside of a
typical corporate office!
some links that can provide you further information:
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
University of Georgia: Forestry
Forestry (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College-Forestry)
Georgia Forestry Association
November 6, 2014
Taking the classroom to another level is what experience education is all about. In this age of standardization and efficiency what has suffered most is the field trip. In the minds of many, these are waste of time...no way!
Most travels associated with studies create the desire within kids to know more! Talk about ramping up learning! There is nothing better than exploring, touching the past, smelling the wilderness, and getting just a little bit muddy. As a principal and former Boy Scout Scout Master, I experienced some exciting adventures...and was able to find the right teachers who took Scout trips and made them part of experiential learning!
Too often these types of trips suffer from financial cutbacks and political garbage...Kids need to have adventures and you can make them happen!
You make kids want to learn more science, history and other academics if you just take the time and resources to make these trips part of your school culture!
Check out these links to know more!
Don't give in...make these trips a part of the kids educational pursuit and watch the interest in learning skyrocket!!!!