Friday, September 23, 2011

Volunteering at the PFA Meeting

Last Saturday's meeting of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association was helped by the efforts of Penn State Mont Alto forestry faculty and forest technology students. Among the programs that day were the following presentations:

  • Making a map with GPS and Google Earth by Dr. Peter Linehan, assisted by Adam Wentzel, Nick Wingerter, and Hunter Stauffer (alumnus).
  • Arboretum walking tour by Dr. Beth Brantley, assisted by Kelly Ketterman, Shane Strommer, and Andy Teets.
  • Penn State Mont Alto history walking tour by Mr. Craig Houghton, assited by Dustin Wirt, Mark Long, and Justin Vinglas.
It seemed like all the participants enjoyed the presentations!

Dedication of the Maurice Goddard Marker

On Saturday, September 17, a historical marker was dedicated at Penn State Mont Alto during the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, the marker was placed outside the Goddard Cottage on campus.

Several speakers discussed the legacy of Dr. Goddard on forest conservation and public recreation in Pennsylvania. In the audience were several Mont Alto Forest Technology students who were volunteering at the meeting.

Click here for more information on the Goddard Legacy Project.