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Teachers,



The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge would like to invite all FFA
chapters to participate in the Okefenokee Forestry and Junior Natural
Resources Field Day scheduled for Thursday March 31, 2011. Registration will
begin at 10am with events starting at 10:30am.



Following the practicum events, teams will be able to participate in a
scavenger hunt to gather information from 7 exhibit areas with items of
interest pertaining to the refuge.



*Exhibit Areas:*

*Management:* Longleaf Pine Forestry, Wilderness, Timber Sales, Small
Producers, GOAL partnership

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*Using Fire:* Prescribed Fire, Wildfire, Fire Wise, Weather

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*History:* Suwannee Canal History and Historic Logging within the Swamp,
People of the Okefenokee, Refuge System

*Animals of the Okefenokee:* Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Gopher Tortoise and
Indigo Snakes, Alligators, Snakes, Black Bears

*Habitats and Plants:* Soil, Invasives, Climate Change

*People:* Recreation Opportunities, Hunting , Management, Careers, Law
Enforcement

*Film and Visitors Center*



Advisors may also arrange for teams to take a boat tour, visit the Chesser
Island Homestead, or climb the observation tower after the competition. Boat
tours have a fee and must be arranged by the advisor with Okefenokee
Adventures: http://www.okefenokeeadventures.com/.



Lunch will be provided to participants and awards will be announced at 2pm.
The event is open statewide, no registration fee, but please limit chapter
participation to 25.



For additional information, please contact Audrey Pickren @
[log in to unmask] or Justin Sealy @ [log in to unmask]



*If you plan to participate, please email Justin Sealy by March 18th with a
head count.*



Map of the area and detailed directions from your location:
http://www.fws.gov/okefenokee/Map%20Directions.html





Thanks,



--
W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
Georgia Department of Education
229.328.8263