Blandin Forester, Dave Hensel, has been working with the Treezy Does It initiative for several years and recently helped create a new leaf identification booklet. “We are excited about the new leaf booklet for a couple of reasons. The teachers expressed a need for it, and the students love it,” said Hensel.
All students create a leaf collection and this leaf booklet will help guide them through the process.
Stop back often, because we’re always adding new lessons at TreezyDoesIt.com. There you will find lessons for your classroom smart board, and lessons in Spanish as well.
UPM Blandin foresters also attend the Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference held annually in St. Paul, Minnesota. Teachers from all over the state participate in workshops, and an education trade show where they discover tools for use in their classrooms. UPM Blandin is a member of Minnesota Forest Industries that has a booth at MEA to distribute posters, papermaking kits, leaf ID booklets, and displays on TreezyDoesIt.com.
Treezy Does It initiative is part of UPM’s Biofore Share and Care programme. The programme focuses on projects that are relevant to both UPM’s business and responsibility goals. The focus areas are: Reading & Learning, Engaging with communities, Responsible water use and Boosting bioinnovations.