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Hotchkiss School

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

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RTT Education

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

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Shade loving Trees Under the Canopy

We are very interested in species of trees that can fill in under our forests as we harvest/thin the larger trees. This is our approach to developing the RTT forest model that can achieve our goals of long-term income for the farmer, and carbon storage.  Here are examples from under-plantings of Gavilan in a 2010 forest. They are straight so far.

Gavilan as a species of trees that can fill in under our forests as we harvest/thin the larger trees
Gavilan as a species of trees that can fill in under our forests as we harvest/thin the larger trees forest is 2 1/2 years old.
Gradually, the Klinkiis under the Deglupta will expand upwards and to the sides. We
want a forest in which no sunlight reaches the forest floor, all of the solar energy captured
by the trees. These are still very young trees, doing very well.

Because we know the growth characteristics of these tree species, we can design forests that may better meet the stakeholders needs, namely, the sequestation needs of US emitters who sponsor forests, income for farmers on whose pastures we plant the forests, and the others such as wildlife and the rest of the biome..

 Deglupta, Klinkii and Cedar growing well together, so far.  The trees are 2 years and 1 month old
Deglupta, Klinkii and Cedar growing well together, so far. The trees are 2 years and 1 month old
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