4. HOW TO ATTRACT BETTER STUDENTS IN THE FORESTRY SCHOOLS

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Wed Jun 17 05:57:21 EST 1998


Forestry schools don't often get the cream of the crop. Better students
will eventually give us better foresters who will DEMAND greater
professional recognition.

Maybe it's time to end the stereotype image of the macho guy in the red
flannel shirt. A more youthful hip look might help bring in a smarter
type of student. And more women. Pictures of foresters at work need to
show more women. Somebody should put together a propaganda film showing
a typical team of young foresters at work. The young man will have the
current cool look of shaved head, goatee, sideburns, left earring, baggy
clothes- REAL COOL. The young woman - I was going to say have that role
played by Darrel Hannah- but she's no youngster anymore-  but some
"babe" will play this role.

Then the propaganda film will say, "you won't make a lot of money in
forestry, but you'll have lots of fun!". Then to indicate this, the film
will .....
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Joseph Zorzin, Der Yankee Forestmeister
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"Opposite Trails", a book proposal by David Gafney, National Park
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