Miltona teacher receives forest education grantChristie Converse, a kindergarten through 6th grade teacher at Miltona Science Magnet School, has been awarded a forest education grant from Minnesota Forest Industries.
Christie Converse, a kindergarten through 6th grade teacher at Miltona Science Magnet School, has been awarded a forest education grant from Minnesota Forest Industries.
The grant funds will be used for a field trip to North Central Reforestation.
The program was created by Minnesota Forest Industries to help schools fund classroom projects and activities, including field trips, on topics related to forestry or forest products in Minnesota.
Converse is one of 14 teachers in Minnesota to receive funds through the program this year. Since the program’s inception in 2005, more than $36,000 has been distributed to further forestry education in our state.
“Minnesota’s forests are healthy, thanks in part to the fine work these teachers do in educating our youth,” said Minnesota Forest Industries Executive Vice President Wayne Brandt. “We’re happy to help these fine educators with this important work.”
Minnesota Forest Industries is an association representing the state’s forest product companies. MFI encourages conservation, proper forest management and industry development.