Who is eligible for the program?
- are in high school at the initial date of acceptance;
- have been recommended by a high school science teacher or an agricultural science and business teacher;
- are capable of working independently in an online course; and
- are interested in learning more about forestry and wood products manufacturing technology.
Who can take the course?
- High school students that meet Purdue University academic standards and meet the Indiana requirements for taking dual-credit courses. Contact the L_PFFP coordinator to obtain enrollment information.
How is the course conducted?
- The course is delivered online using the Purdue University online learning system.
- The course content consists of presentations, student-centered activities, videos, and online “quizzes.”
- Each student designs, conducts, summarizes, and presents a research project.
- The course has interactive office hours with a Purdue instructor.
What is in the course?
- Complete syllabus
- Content modules that cover:
- Climate, forest cover types, and geomorphology
- Forest biology
- Forest ecology
- Forest benefits
- Forest management
- Forest policy
- The scientific method as used in forest science
- An opportunity to work with a natural resources professional
- A research project
- Individual presentation of the research findings at the Purdue University, Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium
Is there academic credit?
- Yes, 3 academic credits
- The course content is linked to the Indiana Department of Education K-12 learning standards and is offered as an Indiana high school dual credit course. See Course Announcment.