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close this book Forestry training manual for the Africa region
View the document Acknowledgements
View the document Trainee guidelines
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View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Session 11 : Germination

Total time 2 hours 45 minutes

Goals

- For trainees to conduct their own -termination experiments,

- To establish record keeping systems for experiments,

- For trainees to look at their own group process.

Overview

The trainees will apply learnings from previous sessions on seeds. They conduct germination experiments with several different varieties of seeds including the mature seeds that they have collected the previous day. The trainees will also develop a record keeping system for their experiments which will reinforce learnings from the record keeping exercise done two days prior to this session.

Exercises

1. Germination Experiments & Record Keeping

2. Small Group Process

Materials

Several varieties of seeds, plastic bags (zip lock), sand paper, and paper toweling.

Exercise 1 Germination Experiment & Record Keeping

Total time 2 hours

Overview

This exercise gives the trainees "hands-on" experience to apply their learnings from previous exercises. The trainees will also develop a record keeping system for their experiments which will reinforce learning from the record keeping exercise of the previous day.

Procedures

Activities

1. The trainees are asked to form groups of three. Groups are given a variety of seeds.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

2. The groups are told that they are to determine the best way to treat the seeds (scarify and/or stratify). They must decide upon three different methods with at least two varieties of seeds. They are told the species.

Time

45 minutes

Trainer’s Note: The purpose of this exercise is not to furnish all the materials the trainees need, but to have them find their own boiling water, sand paper, finger nail glee etc., at the training site. Plastic bags, seeds and blotter paper are provided.

Activities

3. Trainees are told to determine a record keeping system for the germination experiment.

Time

45 minutes

Activities

4. The trainee/manager is identified: the groups are to report their data on the progress of germination experiments to the manager every three days.

Time

15 minutes

Trainer’s Note: The trainer or expert in seed management should present the most applicable procedures and record keeping system used for the germination test. He/she should obtain feedback on the students' effort;.

Exercise 2 Small Group Process

Total time 45 minutes

Overview

This exercise examines the small group process as compared to the large group process which was discussed in an earlier session. This session also utilizes feedback skills.

Procedures

Activities

1. The trainers look at the process of their groups. They are told to give each other feedback on the followings

A. Leadership qualities,

B. Participation,

C. What helped/hindered getting the task done?

Everyone must get/give feedback. While one is giving feedback to an other, the third trainee observes the feedback and gives feedback on the quality and skill used with which the feedback was given.

Time

30 minutes

Activities

2. The trainees are asked to compare working in a small group to working in a larger group.

Time

5 minutes

Activities

3. The trainer lists the findings of the various groups as to

- Things that are harder,

- Things that are easier,

- Impact on individuals.

Time

5 minutes

Activities

4. The trainer points out the greater responsibility of human interaction as the trainees work together and become more skillful.

Time

5 minutes