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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – Day #1
    7:30 am-3:30 pm
    06/12/2018

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    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 – Day #2
    7:30 am-3:30 pm
    06/13/2018

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    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 – Day #3
    7:30 am-3:30 pm
    06/14/2018

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    901 Houserville Rd. State College, Pennsylvania 16801

    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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  • PHS: How to Build a School Garden
    8:30 am-1:00 pm
    06/26/2018

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    PHS: How to Build a School Garden – $50


    Learn what it takes to create a sustainable school garden. This program is designed for educators who want to bring environmental lessons into the classroom and inspire kids to get out into the garden. You do not need to be a teacher or a city resident to attend.  Participants will help build an outdoor school garden. Plenty of hands-on activities, so come prepared to get dirty!

     

    This 12-hour/3-session course will cover:

    • How to design, build and maintain a school garden year-round
    • Integrating STEM-related activities into classroom & garden
    • Relevant classroom activities & lesson plans
    • Involving the community
    • Working with administrators
    • Making your school more sustainable
    • Correlating school gardens with healthy eating
    • Finding best ways to get the kids outside enjoying nature!

     

    Come to 1, 2 or all 3 days for the same $50 fee. Group Discounts are available.  Special pricing for City Year, VISTA, Americorps. Graduates qualify to apply for up to $200 in in-kind Project Support.

     

    It’s summer, it’s hot, it could rain, and we’ll be doing lots of hands-on gardening and building. We will be working outside, so please come dressed appropriately and bring a water bottle. All activities will take place at William H. Hunter Elementary School.

     

    For more information, visit PHS Online or email Green City Teachers.

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  • PHS: How to Build a School Garden
    8:30 am-1:00 pm
    06/27/2018

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    PHS: How to Build a School Garden – $50


    Learn what it takes to create a sustainable school garden. This program is designed for educators who want to bring environmental lessons into the classroom and inspire kids to get out into the garden. You do not need to be a teacher or a city resident to attend.  Participants will help build an outdoor school garden. Plenty of hands-on activities, so come prepared to get dirty!

     

    This 12-hour/3-session course will cover:

    • How to design, build and maintain a school garden year-round
    • Integrating STEM-related activities into classroom & garden
    • Relevant classroom activities & lesson plans
    • Involving the community
    • Working with administrators
    • Making your school more sustainable
    • Correlating school gardens with healthy eating
    • Finding best ways to get the kids outside enjoying nature!

     

    Come to 1, 2 or all 3 days for the same $50 fee. Group Discounts are available.  Special pricing for City Year, VISTA, Americorps. Graduates qualify to apply for up to $200 in in-kind Project Support.

     

    It’s summer, it’s hot, it could rain, and we’ll be doing lots of hands-on gardening and building. We will be working outside, so please come dressed appropriately and bring a water bottle. All activities will take place at William H. Hunter Elementary School.

     

    For more information, visit PHS Online or email Green City Teachers.

  • Penn State Extension: Landscape Pest Identification Walk
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    06/27/2018

    3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester, Pennsylvania 19490

    3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester, Pennsylvania 19490

    Penn State Extension: Landscape Pest Identification Walk – $20


    Join PSE for Landscape Pest Identification Walk an informative session on woody ornamental insect and disease problems in the landscape. This is a hands-on, interactive session as we will walk the grounds of Meadowood. Learn about landscape problems, network with other businesses and earn a few pesticide update credits too.

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/landscape-pest-identification-walk.

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  • PHS: How to Build a School Garden
    8:30 am-1:00 pm
    06/28/2018

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    2400 N Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

    PHS: How to Build a School Garden – $50


    Learn what it takes to create a sustainable school garden. This program is designed for educators who want to bring environmental lessons into the classroom and inspire kids to get out into the garden. You do not need to be a teacher or a city resident to attend.  Participants will help build an outdoor school garden. Plenty of hands-on activities, so come prepared to get dirty!

     

    This 12-hour/3-session course will cover:

    • How to design, build and maintain a school garden year-round
    • Integrating STEM-related activities into classroom & garden
    • Relevant classroom activities & lesson plans
    • Involving the community
    • Working with administrators
    • Making your school more sustainable
    • Correlating school gardens with healthy eating
    • Finding best ways to get the kids outside enjoying nature!

     

    Come to 1, 2 or all 3 days for the same $50 fee. Group Discounts are available.  Special pricing for City Year, VISTA, Americorps. Graduates qualify to apply for up to $200 in in-kind Project Support.

     

    It’s summer, it’s hot, it could rain, and we’ll be doing lots of hands-on gardening and building. We will be working outside, so please come dressed appropriately and bring a water bottle. All activities will take place at William H. Hunter Elementary School.

     

    For more information, visit PHS Online or email Green City Teachers.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Tenders® Training
    8:00 am-4:00 pm
    06/29/2018

    158 South Second Ave. Clarion, PA 16214-1904

    158 South Second Ave. Clarion, PA 16214-1904

    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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  • Penn State Extension: Rain Barrel Workshop
    All day
    06/30/2018

    3200 Preston Ln., Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034

    3200 Preston Ln., Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034

    Penn State Extension: Rain Barrel Workshop – $40


    In the workshops, participants learn about water conservation and the benefits of using rain barrels. Rain barrels collect and store water runoff during storms. The collected water can then be used in the garden when it is needed most, for example, during the hot summer months.

     
    Participants in the workshop are each given a rain barrel to take home with them. There are three sessions available.
     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/rain-barrel-workshop.