We are officially announcing that we are running two sessions of the San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, the first session is November 9-12, the second session is November 16-19.
We thought this page would help you most efficiently if it was organized as a checklist with links to items you will need as you work through the participation process.
- File fieldtrip request paperwork with your district, using information from the site address document and event flyer. If necessary, you can use 2021’s Teacher Evaluation Form Summary to make the case for participation with your administration.
- Plan a recruiting meeting for students to gauge interest using this notice for the school bulletin.
- At the recruiting meeting, use the website to explain the program. Useful items on the website are the TV News story, a 1-minute intro video, a sample schedule, and What Happens at Forestry Challenge. The 2022 Info page also has basic information, including Forestry Challenge rules and directions to the event site.
- Contact parents and share the parent page and parent letter with them, which provides parent-relevant information about the Forestry Challenge. Ask them to complete and return the age appropriate release form (to be posted) for their student.
- We are asking that you complete the adult release form (to be posted) so we have your insurance information.
- Use the student page for your study sessions. For information on purchasing your own set of tools, see our recommended tools list. All of these tools can be purchased from Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
- Registration for 2022 is FREE, thanks to a new source of grant funding. We will be asking for a refundable deposit to hold your position at the beginning of the school year. A Fillable Deposit Invoice is available here.
- Still have questions? Contact us anytime!