Walking in the forest allows students to see more than just the trees.
- The SEMI program at New London Public Schools forest is changing as the trees grow
Max Tattenbach visited this forest on the 27th of July
Students from EARTH University… a class of 20 students from EARTH University. This forest is 5 1/2 years old. Prof. German Obando, Carlos Sandi and Rolando led the group. This is part of RTT/Superior Nut Co.’s environmental education program.
Teachers from Cutler Middle School in Mystic Connecticut…
RTT forest models are new forest designs, mixtures of tree species for biological stability in the face of climate change. Below, Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT stands next to a valuable 14-month old cedar tree in one of the RTT forests. RTT forests are managed for both efficient CO2 capture and for farmer income. Only when the farmer is satisfied with income from the forest will the forest be sustainable for long-term, 100-yr+ carbon storage. Hotchkiss has two forests combined with annual lectures to students in our education program.
Climate Change and the Role of Tropical Forests
- Free classes on climate change and the role of tropical forests.
- A school forest on a farm in Costa Rica with animals, birds and trees.
- A sign with your name on it.
- Capture and store 20 tons of CO2 each year for your greenhouse gas account.
- A 25-year agreement with the farmer.
- The farmer benefits from selling some of the production from the managed forest.
- Your forest is managed by the staff of RTT. A free CO2-emissions inventory done by your students under RTT guidance establishes a baseline for your school or classroom. Can you become greener?
- E-mail reports and photos for your class.
- Watch the forest habitat grow.
- Monkeys, Toucans, Armadillos, Parrots and more!
- Participate in our research to develop a better forest.