Seizing the opportunity of COVID -19 to educate that forestry is more than cutting down trees!

University of Minnesota foresters start podcast for forestry storytelling

Two University of Minnesota foresters started a biweekly podcast earlier this month to share stories and bring foresters together statewide during the pandemic. The podcast, named “Camp 8,” is produced and hosted by Eli Sagor, program manager of the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, and Kyle Gill, a forest manager and research coordinator. …The two foresters are using the podcast to tell stories and break down cultural bias surrounding forestry. …In the episodes, Sagor and Gill said they hope to cultivate curiosity about the profession. The themes are inspired by the work and experiences of being a forester. …The first episode highlighted the different perspectives of foresters adjusting to COVID-19. The experiences ranged from struggling with social distancing and how to cope with the circumstances.

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