2017 Meeting Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2017 meeting at the Ranger School in Wanakena, NY.

Tuesday, August 1st
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Arrive at the Ranger School / Registration / Room Assignments
Main Building (enter through back of building-follow signs)
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Tour of the Main Building
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Welcome Dinner*
Harold L. Spaulding Memorial Alumni House (266B Ranger School Rd.)
8:00 – 9:00 pm
CEFTS Executive Committee Meeting
Location TBD

Wednesday, August 2nd
7:15 – 7:45 am
The Landing (RS Dining Hall)
8:00 – 9:00 am
Introduction and Overview of The Ranger School, its Programs and the conference by Ranger School Director Michael Bridgen
Barry Nehr Classroom (second floor)
9:00 – 9:30 am
Cracker Barrel meets TED Talks
Barry Nehr Classroom
TED Talks are short, informative talks on a wide variety of topics. One speaker from each school represented will have 15 minutes to share an idea, strategy, concern, challenge, success, technology, proposal, or vision related to forest technology education in the 21st century. Only 5 minutes will be allowed for questions, but the presentations will serve as a basis for informal discussion during the remainder of the conference and beyond.
9:30 – 10:00 am
Refreshment Break*
The Landing (RS Dining Hall)
10:00 – 12:00 noon
Cracker Barrel meets TED Talks
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Box Lunch with Business Meeting*
Location TBD
1:00 – 4:30 pm

Van tour of the James F. Dubuar Memorial Forest
Meet at back of main building, behind kitchen
5:30 – ?
BBQ Dinner & Live Music* with Cash Bar
Pine Cone Grill, Wanakena
Featuring Canal Street String Band

Thursday, August 3rd
7:15 – 7:45 am
The Landing (RS Dining Hall)
8:00 – 10:30 am
Accreditation, Certification and Assessment Tools and Their Role in Forest Technology Education
Barry Nehr Classroom
A discussion with Carol Redelsheimer, the Director of Science and Education for the Society of American Foresters.
11:00 – 12:00 noon
Travel to Tupper Lake, with a brief stop at Richards Forest Products log yard
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Big Tupper Brewing, Tupper Lake
1:30 – 4:15 pm
Visit The Wild Center and Wild Walk*
A natural history museum of the Adirondacks and elevated walk through the forest canopy.
4:15– 5:00 pm
Travel back to Wanakena
5:30 – ?
Dinner with Annual CEFTS Auction*
RS Picnic Pavilion

Friday August 4th
7:15 – 7:45 am
The Landing (RS Dining Hall)

*Included in registration.

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