Deck the tree with handcrafted ornaments

Snowman Tree Ornament

Adorn your tree with handmade ornaments from Northern Arizona University’s Centennial Forest this holiday season.

The “tree cookie” ornaments are created from small diameter trees that have been thinned from the forest surrounding Flagstaff. Ornaments sell from $10-$15 and magnets start at $1. All proceeds benefit the NAU Centennial Forest Environmental Education Scholarship Fund.

The ornaments will be available for purchase at the annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, at the du Bois Center.

Pre-made ornaments or customized orders also may be purchased through the program website or by calling (928) 523-6727.

Cheryl Miller, director of the Centennial Forest Junior Forester Camp, said funds from ornament sales have provided an outdoors experience and conservation training to more than 500 young people ages 9 to 16 in the last eight years.

“Our goal with the camp is to nurture the love of nature in children so they see themselves as our next generation of environmental stewards,” Miller said. “Because of the ornament sales, we’ve never turned a child away from camp on the basis of financial need, and we hope to continue to provide those opportunities for children in our community.”