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SAF Student Chapter

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) Student Chapter attended the 2010 national convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 2010.  The Penn State University Park team placed second in the national quiz bowl!  Mike Powell, faculty adviser, elaborates, “While at the convention, the students observed the unique differences between New Mexico and Pennsylvania, had some job interviews while networking, and I’m told had a slight altercation with Smokey Bear when they visited his museum.”

The SAF Student Chapter team won the Ag Hill Olympics in September and the coveted Silver Milk Can trophy is on display in the Edwards Student Center in the Forest Resources Building.  This is the first time the chapter participated in the Ag Hill Olympics where teams representing various campus organizations compete in ag-themed events such as wheelbarrow racing, milk chugging, and hay-bale throwing.

Chapter members attended the 26th Annual Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum in October focusing on wind energy, and then finished up the semester by hosting (what seems to have become a tradition) the YMCA’s Festival of Trees held in the Snider Agricultural Arena.

To kick off the spring semester, the SAF students organized a clothing and CASE® knife sale.  Sale proceeds help support chapter members’ participation in meetings, field tours, and the national convention.