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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/02/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/03/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/04/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Tenders® Training
    8:45 am-4:15 pm
    10/17/2018

    1 College Rd. LaPlume, PA 18440

    1 College Rd. LaPlume, PA 18440

    Penn State Extension: Tree Tenders® Training – $35


    Join thousands of other concerned citizens like yourself. Become a Tree Tender and help increase tree canopy cover in your community. Tree Tenders® is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

     
    The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest. Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and other local urban forestry experts.

     
    Training includes:

    • Tree Biology
    • Urban Stresses on Trees
    • Tree Identification
    • Tree Pruning and Root Care
    • Tree Planting Techniques
    • Community Organizing

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-tenders.

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  • PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training, Session #1
    5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    10/23/2018

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training – $50


    PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. Topics include basic horticulture, food gardening, STEM in the garden, indoor gardening, and habitat gardens. For educators of pre-school, K- 12.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TEACHER, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORK IN PHILADELPHIA to attend.

     

    Take-aways include lesson plans, lesson supplies, books, and plant material. After completing the course, participants are given the opportunity to apply for up to $500 worth of in-kind support for their chosen project. Come play with plants and get credit for it! Up to 15 hours of Act 48 credit are available for PA Public School teachers.

     

    This series runs October 23, 30, and November 6, 13 and 20.

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  • PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training, Session #2
    5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    10/30/2018

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training – $50


    PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. Topics include basic horticulture, food gardening, STEM in the garden, indoor gardening, and habitat gardens. For educators of pre-school, K- 12.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TEACHER, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORK IN PHILADELPHIA to attend.

     

    Take-aways include lesson plans, lesson supplies, books, and plant material. After completing the course, participants are given the opportunity to apply for up to $500 worth of in-kind support for their chosen project. Come play with plants and get credit for it! Up to 15 hours of Act 48 credit are available for PA Public School teachers.

     

    This series runs October 23, 30, and November 6, 13 and 20.

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