2014 Sierra Cascade Logging Conference Education Day

Mary had her hands full with bunch of happy kids. We know what makes kids happy …FIELD TRIPS!

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What a great time! Awesome kids really make for a great presentation. Last week I presented to over 350 third to sixth grade students on what an Electrostatic Precipitator is and what it does. After two hours of talking to seven different groups, 15 minutes at a time, my voice was shot but my spirits high. This year’s students really engaged and participated making it memorable for all. Photos courtesy of Tim Livingston, The Forester Artist. Thank you!

Many brave girls stepped up to assist collecting a static charge. Many brave girls stepped up to assist collecting a static charge.

Student volunteers help demonstrate static electricity. Student volunteers help demonstrate static electricity.

Dark balloons show the dust best. Dark balloons show the dust best.

Students are surprised by the attractive properties of static electricity. Students are surprised by the attractive properties of static electricity.

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Forestry Friday … Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

It’s time, once again for the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference here in Anderson, California. It is an opportunity loggers, foresters, equipment sales folks, school kids, teachers and the public to all come together.  It’s like going to the county fair where you can bump into friends that you haven’t seen since last year.

co-generation, electricity, electrostatic precipitater, Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

Mary, of Sneaking Bliss, teacher the kids how an electrostatic precipitator cleans the smoke from a wood fired co-generation plant.

Today was the first day of the conference and also Education Day.  Over 700 4th and 5th graders tour the exhibits and learn about forestry and the timber industry.  Each year Mary teaches a science lesson related to one of our picture books and the kids love it.

feller buncher, logging equipment

There is a lot of big equipment like this feller buncher.

logging conference, Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

Plenty of little equipment too.

vintage log truck

There was even quite a bit of old equipment all shined up.

Chainsaw art, chainsaw carving

Who doesn’t love a chainsaw carved bear?

funnel cakes

Not to mention funnel cakes!

Red Tail Publishing

Mary visits with customers at the Red Tail Publishing booth.