UMaine orientation camp featured in Journal of Forestry paper on enhancing diversity in natural resource programs

An orientation camp offered to incoming students by the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources was highlighted in an article published in the Journal of Forestry titled “Enhancing Diversity in Undergraduate Degree Programs in Forestry and Related Natural Resources: a Brief Review of Critical Issues and Promising Actions.” The article, which was authored by researchers at Mississippi State University, described the Tanglewood Fall Field Camp as, “An excellent example of a transition to college initiative among FRNR programs.” The week-long field-based course is one of a series of field camps taken by students in all majors in the school. The experience is designed to foster connections among students and professors and provide exposure to careers in Maine’s forests.

The School of Forest Resources has hosted immersive field experiences for students for over a century. The current location of the orientation camp in Lincolnville, Maine is managed by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program.