Reforest The Tropics

An applied research program demonstrating climate change mitigation through sustainable farm forestry

Tag Archives: K-12

Education in the Forest

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Forest Habitat and Support Projects Photo Gallery

Forest Butterfly

Walking in the forest allows students to see more than just the trees.

Poison Dart Frog

Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests
Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests
Teachers from Cutler Middle School
Teachers from Cutler Middle School
Foreground food crop background the forest is growing
Foreground human food crop background the forest is growing.

New London Public School's SEMI students raised funds to offset carbon emitted by the school system.

The SEMI program at New London Public Schools forest is changing as the trees grow

SPONSOR A CARBON-OFFSET FOREST FOR YOUR SCHOOL
A pasture to a forest in less than 6 ½ years A research forest in Costa Rica

Hotchkiss School

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Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CTElsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT

Forest Visitors

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Max Tattenbach visited this forest on the 27th of July

Max Tattenbach visits the forest in July 2012
Max Tattenbach visits the forest in July 2012

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.

Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests
Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests

Teachers from Cutler Middle School in Mystic Connecticut…

Teachers from Cutler Middle School
Teachers from Cutler Middle School

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.

Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT
Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT

RTT Education

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Climate Change and the Role of Tropical Forests

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  • 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.

Forest Habitat and Support Projects Photo Gallery

Forest Butterfly

Walking in the forest allows students to see more than just the trees.

Poison Dart Frog

Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT
Elsie Stapf, a teacher in the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT
Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests
Students from EARTH University visit RTT Forests
Teachers from Cutler Middle School
Teachers from Cutler Middle School
Foreground food crop background the forest is growing
Foreground human food crop background the forest is growing.

New London Public School's SEMI students raised funds to offset carbon emitted by the school system.

The SEMI program at New London Public Schools forest is changing as the trees grow

SPONSOR A CARBON-OFFSET FOREST FOR YOUR SCHOOL
A pasture to a forest in less than 6 ½ years A research forest in Costa Rica