May 20, 2009 Ten students from this year’s Entrepreneurship and Marketing classes celebrated the end of first phase of The Global EcoLearn Project™ by attending the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield annual Business Market Show.
The Global EcoLearn Project® updatenews article February 19, 2009 The last of the trees to be harvested as part of the WMA forest management efforts are on their way to the mill to begin the final leg of their journey...
The Global EcoLearn Project® Receives Grantnews article November 19, 2008 The project is a collaborative effort between the Academy’s Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies (CEGS) and science program evolving from a forest management project on campus. The grant will be used to cover the start-up costs associated with manufacturing the end-products that the CEGS students are creating from the forest: baseball bats, picture frames, and maple syrup.
Students in Mr Ekness’s biology classes are preparing pretreatment forest product inventories on two study sites on Wilbraham & Monson Academy property. Each of the two study sites will have timber harvested in two different ways. One section of each site will be clear cut and another portion of each study site will be selectively cut.
Mrs. Hsiao’s entrepreneurial studies students are evaluating the timber products that can be made from the various types of woods that will be harvested. Students are given an active role in assessing and determining possible management options and how to use the school’s resources.