July 17: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 10:00-2:00

Lunch Provided
Meet at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Loop Trailhead
Directions: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is located about 15 miles from Robbinsville, NC. From Robbinsville, take Highway 129 North for 1½ miles to the junction with Highway 143 West (Massey Branch Road). Turn left on Highway 143 and travel approx 5 miles to a stop sign. Turn right onto Kilmer Road. Drive for approx 7.3 miles and bear to the right at the junction of Santeetlah Gap and the Cherohala Skyway. Continue for another 2½ miles to the entrance of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.


This forest is one of the Nation’s most impressive remnants of old-growth forest. The forest contains magnificent examples of more than 100 tree species, many over 400-years-old, and some more than 20 feet in circumference and 100 feet tall. This 3,800-acre forest was set aside in 1936 as a memorial to the author of the poem “Trees,” Joyce Kilmer, who was killed in action in France during World War I. This forest, part of the Joyce Kilmer-Slick Rock Wilderness, is maintained in its primitive state. The only way to see this forest is on foot. A 2-mile trail leads to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial and loops through giant trees. A restroom and picnic tables are located at the trailhead.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/null/recarea/?recid=48920&actid=70

Project Learning Tree

National Site http://www.plt.org/
http://www.plt.org/environmental-education-activity-guide

Environmental Education in TN - PLT links to state and common core standards across the curriculum
http://eeintennessee.org/net/content/go.aspx?s=50735.0.0.37935&ran=755397

PLT in TN Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PLTofTN
Instructor(s)
Grade Level
Topic
Materials
Kristen
ALL
Science Poetry
Poems about Trees

Joyce Kilmer Poetry and Bio

I think that I shall never see... Poem and Video




Bio-Poem Example

Kristen
K-2
Plant a Tree


Arbor Day Foundation’s Best Tree Finder: Tree Wizard

“Plant for the Planet” (video)

“What Are Trees?” (kindergarten video)


Leslie
K-12
Tree Factory
PLT Activity 63




Zero Footprint – Youth Calculator
For kids; includes teacher lesson plans



TVA
http://www.tva.gov/index.htm
www.TVAkids.com





July 21: Cove Lake State Park

Project WET - Water Education for Teachers

TN site http://www.apsu.edu/wet
National Site - http://projectwet.org/
http://portal.projectwet.org/
http://www.discoverwater.org/

Environmental Education in TN - WET links to state standards across the curriculum
http://eeintennessee.org/net/content/go.aspx?s=45280.0.114.37935
Instructor(s)
Grade Level
Topic
Materials
Leslie
K-12
Habitat Components
Ecology
Project WILD "Oh Deer"