North Carolina’s oldest forest conservation organization

Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

 Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

"Fantastic two days of hands-on activities, walking park trails, engaging speakers, up closing timber management & logging experience. Bags of free wood related products! & lesson plans to start exploring sustainable forestry with students." - Angela Adams, North Carolina Teacher

Discover the forests in our state, and learn about the wood products industry!

The Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience is a professional development for STEM educators. This is an overnight program. Lodging, meals, and transportation between field trips during the program are provided.

  • Explore sustainable forestry and learn how professionals are conserving and managing NC's natural resources
  • Go behind the scenes to tour demonstration forests, logging sites, and/or tree farms
  • Participate in Project Learning Tree activities
  • Network with STEM educators across North Carolina and connect with natural resource professionals

SIGN UP FOR AN EXPERIENCE!

  • Piedmont: Southern Pines, North Carolina June 21-22 2021
  • Coastal Plains: New Bern, North Carolina June 28- June 29, 2021
  • Mountain: Asheville, North Carolina July 12-13, 2021

Application available on February 1, 2021

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and for Details on the Experience

Reviews from Past Participants

"I was able to learn new information about the forestry industry. I appreciate the fact that I was given the opportunity to visit the sites and observe the process."

"Content was very relevant. Resources provided will be used. I would recommend this workshop to other educators."

"The connections, between education lessons and actual industry. Very relevant."

"Loved the tours and connections made with other teachers. All the resources gained are going to add to my ability to educate my students about sustainable forestry."

"I now have a great appreciation and am more knowledgeable about the work that goes into forest industries and sustaining our forests."

"Thanks for offering something new and different for teacher training!"

"This was well organized and it was apparent that time and money were spent to ensure a quality experience."

"Definitely - one of the best workshops I’ve attended in 29 years!"

"Everything was well planned and we were well looked after."