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MILFORD, PA – Colorful forest posters, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl items, and a variety of educational literature and handouts will be distributed for free at the 14th Annual Festival of Wood on August 4 and August 5 at Grey Towers National Historic Site. The U.S. Forest Service and its partners offer these free items to strengthen the sustainable forestry and conservation message that is a theme throughout the event. Teachers who can use the items in the classroom are encouraged to contact the U.S. Forest Service in advance of the event.
The family-friendly weekend offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the many ways we use and enjoy wood in our everyday lives. Entry to the grounds, parking and a shuttle are all free. Self-guided tours of the Grey Towers mansion cost $5 per person. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to download the free Agents of Discovery app to their personal devices before they arrive so they can play the Grey Towers Agents of Discovery Missions and win free gifts. Visitors also are encouraged to download the QR code reader in advance so they can learn more about the trees at Grey Towers by scanning the QR codes on the Tree ID signs.
A variety of wood crafts will be demonstrated, exhibited and sold. Exhibits, films, demonstrations, music and free children’s activities are planned. Chainsaw carvings, a free wildlife show and professional stilt walkers are scheduled each day. For more information and a downloadable program schedule visit www.greytowers.org, call 570/296-9630 or email email@example.com.