The Maryland Cooperative Extension has gone high-tech.
Its General Forestry Online Course is now ready for launching.
The course begins Sept. 1 and runs until Dec. 15. Registration opens Aug. 1, and class size is limited to 10 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Like the original paper version, there are no formal classes.
"You work from the comfort of your home, using your own woodlot, a friend's or a public forest while learning the basics of forestry, forest ecology, and forest health in this non-credit course," the Extension office said in a press release.
"The course content is the same as that provided originally in binders. However, with the Web-based version, the text and appendices are electronic; there are interactive exercises to aid in learning, plus access to Master Logger lectures in real time.