Ensures Healthy, Productive, and Sustainable Forests

Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

 Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience
 Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

Discover the forests in our state, learn about forestry the wood products industry, and receive Project Learning Tree training and lesson plans to bring back to your classroom/program!

Discover forestry in North Carolina! This program is a summer professional development workshop for North Carolina educators that provides opportunities to explore all aspects of sustainable forestry in North Carolina. During this workshop, educators tour North Carolina forests and forestry facilities, learn about sustainable forestry practices in North Carolina, and gain knowledge and resources to bring back to their classroom/program.

There are three Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experiences each summer (June-July): Piedmont based out of Aberdeen, Coast based out of New Bern, and Mountains based out of Asheville.

The 2023 schedule is currently being determined. Please contact Jessica Ireland for more information.

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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."

"Every presentation, visit, or activity was engaging and informative."

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

"This is the best workshop I've attended in my 27-year career!"

"The experience was wonderful. I've loved the comradery, activities, and materials."