MAY 27, 2010

2010 Sixth Grade Forestry Tour planned for July

   The 48th annual Sixth Grade Forestry Tour will be held July 6-7-8.  Clearwater County sixth graders get a first-hand look at many aspects of forest and natural resources during the three-day tour. Area businesses, organizations, agencies and individuals sponsor the event, enabling sixth graders to attend at no cost.

    Teen leaders and adult chaperones accompany the students, as well as forestry, soil, water quality, natural resource and wildlife professionals, and University of Idaho Cooperative Extension educators.

    This year’s event promises a fun-filled three days and two nights for area youth. Any teens, eighth grade and older who likes to work with youth and enjoy natural resources, are eligible to apply as teen leaders. Adults who are interested in the event are encouraged to attend as chaperones. 

   Any eligible student, public, home or private-schooled, who has not registered for the tour, but would like to, should call the U I Clearwater County Cooperative Extension Office as soon as possible (476-4434).  The Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime event offered to the local sixth grade youth in Clearwater County.

    All registered students and teen leaders will receive specific instructions in the mail on assembly places and times, things to bring, and other important Tour details.

   Special note: schoolteachers can receive credits through the University of Idaho for attending the Tour.

   Call the UI Clearwater County Extension Office 476-4434 if you are interested or have questions.