Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

Coastal Experience

New Bern, NC

Dates: June 19-22, 2017

 Mountain Experience

Asheville, NC

Dates: June 26-29, 2017

Piedmont Experience

Southern Pines, NC

Dates: July 18-21, 2017

The Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience is a multi-day residential program that demonstrates all elements of forestry in North Carolina through in depth tours of forests, types of forestry, and wood products facilities.


In addition to earning valuable CEU credits (18-25 credits), teachers are treated to a hands-on tour led by forestry professionals as the teachers learn more about forestry in urban and rural communities from foresters,  learn about the manufacturing of various wood products such as paper, furniture, plywood and lumber, and earn valuable certification for the Project Learning Tree program.  The last day of the of the Academy is spent in round table discussions reviewing what was learned and how the information and resources can be used in the classroom

The costs for the entire week of lodging and food is only $50.  Teachers may request registration vouchers from NCFA members in their community.

The goal is to have 40 participants at each location.  Registration for the program is first-come-first serve basis based on qualifications.  Top priority is given to those teachers from urban counties and/or involved with a science curriculum.

For More Information:  Ann Harper at the NCFA (919) 834-3943 ext. 1 or at