"This is my
third trip in ten years to take a class-each time it gets better!"
"Very impressed with the array of people
“It’s a great field trip and fits in well with our
“The students still talk about the field trip months
after the event!”
What are Forest Conservation Days?
The event is
two parts the first part is a 2-hour nature trail walk with a professional
forest manager, resource specialist or Forestry student the second is 2 hours
of interactive and dynamic exhibits of a sawmill, wildlife, tree nursery,
forest products, fire science, logging equipment, local history, archaeology
and some new exhibits every year. Aimed at educating the urban public on
various forestry and forest issues, this program has become immensely
popular. Over 60,000 5th grade students, teachers, scouts, parents, and
public participants have attended since 1991. The event starts with the Web
of Life which is the theme. Many school standards are meet with our event. On school days, students arrive
at the site and a guide will lead each group of 10-20 students and chaperons
through the trail, pointing out objects of interest, and answering any
questions, thus providing an interactive view of the forest. For further information on attending Forest
Conservation Days please call the coordinators; Diane
Savin-Dukleth or Don Dukleth
at 559-841-3309, Thomas Catchpole at 559-855-2194, or Stewardship Helpline at
1-800-738-TREE. Additional information (will become active link when
available) and a list of standards
that apply to this event is also available.
I sign up a school or class?
Just fill out the sign up sheet
and mail, fax, or e-mail to Diane Savin-Dukleth at
P.O. Box 53 Shaver Lake, CA 93664, Fax: 559-855-5375,email: firstname.lastname@example.org,. Please fill
out the form as fully as you can. The week typically becomes booked rather
quickly with schools. A registration form
is available for you to download. NorCal
SAF also can help provide funding for transportation. To request
transportation funding, please fill out and return the transportation request
form to the address on the form.
How can I help?
Days is dependent upon the dedication of its volunteers. Without them it
would not be the success that it is. Because of the length of the program
there is always a need for multiple-day commitments from Natural Resource
professionals and students of all disciplines to assist in the hike in the
woods, active interpretations at the exhibits and crowd management. If you
are a student this is a wonderful way to meet Natural resource professionals
and become involved in public education. Lunch is provided each day.
Overnight accommodations are available at Sequoia Lake in their cabins that
are heated or in their RV campground. Water and power is available at
each RV site and there is a dump station in the campground. The kitchen
facilities are available as well with pots, pans, and walk in refrigerator.
Lodging is free. The commitment is from 9 AM to 3PM daily it might vary some
to accommodate schools. A volunteer
form is available for you to download. If
you have any questions about volunteering your time, please contact either
FCD coordinators: Diane Savin-Dukleth or Don Dukleth at 559-841-3309, email@example.com
, Thomas Catchpole, at 559-855-2194 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Heather Morrison, Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-738-TREE email@example.com and
they will answer your questions.
Located Just west of the Kings Canyon National Park on Highway 180, this
program provides urban 5th grade students with an opportunity to experience first-hand
how our forests are managed. This award-winning program runs for one week
rain or shine. Click here for map