Students Experience Hands-on Forest Science


tree_core_demonstration.jpgCenter researchers in Raleigh, NC, recently engaged area students in forest science discussions and demonstrations. Biological scientists Johnny Boggs and Michael Gavazzi presented climate change research and related forest management issues to an environmental science class at Knightdale High School and assisted the students with tree measurements on campus. Boggs also led forest management students from Wayne Community College on a tour of a Best Management Practices (BMPs) research site where they gained understanding of how BMPs are properly implemented to protect water quality during forestry operations. Through these and a variety of activities and partnerships, the Eastern Threat Center supports the Forest Service’s conservation education mission.

Pictured: Michael Gavazzi assists a student during a tree coring activity.


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