The NCFA develops educational materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms when discussing forestry and the environment.  One of the most popular items is the “Goods from the Woods” box which contains items such as crayons, tape, cookies, soda and other items not commonly associated with coming from a tree.

The NCFA also has a growing list of posters that help demonstrate the positive role trees make in our environment and detail trees in terms of tree identification and the basic components of a tree.

As part of this outreach, the NCFA supports Forestry & Environmental Camps for sixth grade students across the state through a three-day program and the Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academies that are held in Asheville and New Bern annually.

Teachers can request education materials by calling the NCFA at (800) 231-7723 or by e-mailing Chris Brown at cbrown@ncforestry.org.