The seasonal hiring process on the White Mountain National Forest, and many forests nationwide will begin earlier than in years past. It is not too late to start updating that resume and keep your eye to the website for the latest vacancy announcements.
The Mount Washington Avalanche Center is offering continuing education series throughout the winter. This is being offered as part of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW) Continuing Education Series. The Continuing Education Series is a monthly evening session throughout winter, while ESAW itself is a day-long annual event held each fall in North Conway. The goals of both are to provide snow and avalanche enthusiasts the opportunity to reinforce and expand their knowledge of avalanche related topics.The programs are free and open to the public.
Lichens can be studied every season of the year and in nearly every location. Learning Lichens will introduce high school and advanced middle school students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans. Teachers can use these four lessons to help their students develop their observational, research design, and field inventory skills. Students will also be able to relate lichen ecology to its valuable use as a bioindicator of air quality and old growth habitat. The curriculum includes 4 lessons, student data sheets and protocols, teacher notes, and instructional PowerPoints for teachers and students. Everything needed for the field inventory lesson is included in a kit that can be borrowed from the White Mountain National Forest. Learning Lichens has been developed and field tested by high school ecology teacher, Sarah Thorne and her students at Prospect Mt. High School in Alton, NH.