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close this bookForestry Training Manual: Inter-America Region (Peace Corps, 1986)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentTrainer guidelines
Open this folder and view contentsTraining program overview
View the documentForestry observation guide for site visit
Open this folder and view contentsGetting ready
View the documentConducting the training program
View the documentWeekly evaluation form
View the documentSession I - Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the documentDaily schedule for technical training I
View the documentSession II - Special projects
View the documentSession III - The forest of the world, Peace Corps forestry goals, the individual volunteers' roles
View the documentSession IV - Language class
View the documentSession V - Record keeping
View the documentSession VI - Journal keeping and setting
View the documentSession VII - Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the documentSession VIII - Spanish language class
View the documentSession IX - Non-verbal communication
View the documentSession X - Basic site selection, planning and layout of a nursery
View the documentSession XI - Spanish lesson
View the documentSession XII - Cultural values
View the documentSession XIII - Soil preparation, seed bed sowing, and reproduction by clippings
View the documentSession XIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XV - Communication through illustration
View the documentSession XVI - Fertilizers, watering and containers
View the documentSession XVII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XVIII - Protection and record keeping
View the documentSession XIX - Individual interviews
View the documentWeekly evaluation form
View the documentSession XX - Planting trees
View the documentSession XXI - Spanish language session
View the documentSession XXII - Introduction to extension
View the documentSession XXIII - The principals of pruning and thinning learning how to make and use a diameter tape
View the documentSession XXIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXV - Volunteer's role as an extensionist
View the documentSession XXVI - Pacing, plane table, rustic transit and compass
View the documentSession XXVII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XVIII - Forestry extension
View the documentSession XXIX - Forest menstruation
View the documentSession XXX - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXI - Working with groups as an extension worker
View the documentSession XXXII - Agro-forestry
View the documentSession XXXIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXIV - Lesson plan and use of visual AIDS in teaching
View the documentSession XXXV - Small research projects
View the documentSession XXXVI - Individual interviews
View the documentSession XXXVII - Soils
View the documentSession XXXVIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXIX - Community analysis introduction
View the documentSession XL - Soil erosion
View the documentSession XLI - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLII - Problem analysis
View the documentSession XLIII - Watershed management
View the documentSession XLIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLV - Review of expectations - Mid way
View the documentSession XLVI - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLVII - Species report
View the documentSession XLVIII - Forestry issues
View the documentSession XLIX - Spanish language
View the documentSession L - Field trip overview
View the documentSession LI - Ecology teams give presentations
View the documentSession LII - Individual interviews
View the documentSession LIII - Review of field trips
View the documentSession LIV - Project planning: Goal setting
View the documentSession LV - Spanish language
View the documentSession LVI - Resources
View the documentSession LVII - Compost heap. Insect collection. Light gaps
View the documentSession LVIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession LIX - Cultural shock - Are we ready for it?
View the documentSession LX - Grafting and fruit trees
View the documentSession LXI - Spanish language
View the documentSession LXII - Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the documentSession LXIII - Final interviews
View the documentSession LXIV - Graduation

Session LIII - Review of field trips

Total Time:

Goals:

- For trainees to look at the objectives of the field trip to determine if they have been met.
- For trainees to be able to give an overview of their experiences while on the field trip.
- To be given the assignment "The role of the Forestry Volunteer... A Transition to Peace Corps Service."

Overview

In this session trainees look at their field trip(s) experience and the objectives of the field trip and post on newsprint their findings. The field trip groups report their findings to each other. They receive their final assignment to write an essay about the role of the forestry volunteer, a transition to Peace Corps Service.

Exercise I: Checking objectives of field trip.

Materials: Objectives of field trip(s), flip charts, marker pens, tape.

Exercise I - Checking Objectives of Field Trip

Total Time:

1½ hours

Overview

Trainees now have completed one week of field work and observations, they now take time to see how well they reached the objectives of the field trip. They also share the experience with others who did not accompany them.

Procedures

Time

Activities

45 minutes

1. Trainees review the objectives of the field trip, going through each one to see how well they were met. Findings are posted on newsprint.

30 minutes

2. Trainees select members of their group to present findings. Presentations are made.


3. Trainer summarizes findings of all groups.


4. The trainer then gives the assignment "The Role of the Forestry Volunteer - A Transition to Peace Corps Service."

THE ROLE OF THE FORESTRY VOLUNTEER A TRANSITION TO PEACE CORPS SERVICE

Please present a clear, thoughtful, and concise description of your perception of your role as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Include the following points for consideration:

- Your definition of forestry service in Peace Corps,

- Your understanding of the job or project to which you have been assigned,

- The manner in which you have been prepared by this training program,

- Your honest appraisals of your skills in physical cognitive and social areas,

- The limitations you perceive in your abilities and in the potential job situation,

- Methods you will consider to encourage the active participation and inclusion of all community members affected by your project,

- How your job or project may contribute to improving the quality of life of people affected,

- Methods you plan to use for effective community involvement in the application of forestry technologies and extension techniques.

The description should be prepared carefully, and should reflect your philosophy and current perspective in training and Peace Corps service. A copy of your paper will he given to you to take with you. It will be interesting to review and compare with your realities and job situation a year from now.