© 2016 by Rural Aspirations Project

Photos taken in Central Maine,  courtesy of Isaiah Soll

GOALS & OUTCOMES

 

 

Goal 1: Use natural resource-related issues to engage students in learning how to learn.

 

  • Outcome A: Students will apply goal setting and problem-solving skills.

  • Outcome B: Students will investigate the complex issues facing natural resources, drawing upon a wide range of community resources both in and out of school.

  • Outcome C: Students will develop, revise, and complete personalized learning plans to achieve the goals of the Maine Forest Collaborative as well as state and national learning standards (CCSS, NGSS, MLR, etc.).

 

 

 

 

Goal 2: Expose students to a wide range of both existing and emerging natural resource-related careers, as well as other careers that can be made possible by a natural resource education.

 

  • Outcome A: Students will regularly visit a wide range of natural resource industries and educational institutions.

  • Outcome B: Students will complete an Extended Learning Opportunity or internship in a natural resource field.

  • Outcome C: Students will develop a post-secondary plan that identifies several attainable careers and college options the student can pursue.

 

 

 

 

Goal 3:  Develop future citizens and leaders who can speak for themselves, especially graduates who will stay in or return to these rural communities.

 

  • Outcome A: Students will apply advocacy skills, including research, argumentation, and presentation skills.

  • Outcome B: Students will apply leadership skills to contemporary issues facing natural resource industries.

  • Outcome C: Students will collaborate with other students, natural resource practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and other community resources to apply available information to forest resource management.

 

 

 

 

Goal 4: Help sustain the local natural resource economy and way of life in response to economic, climatic, regulatory, and technological changes.

 

  • Outcome A: Students will apply goal setting and problem-solving skills in novel situations in collaboration with other students, natural resource practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and other community resources.

  • Outcome B: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the rules, regulations, and processes of natural resource management.

  • Outcome C: Students will investigate emerging industries, technologies and innovation.

  • Outcome D: Students will articulate their connection to the local forest economy, markets, and ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program goals and objectives are subject to change as the Steering Committee develops a framework specific to the Maine Forest Collaborative