The North Carolina Forestry Association provides forestry education programming, materials and resources. Topics highlight the field of forestry, natural resources, wildlife and the wood products industry. We encourage you to share these teaching aides with your students.
If you have any questions about materials or programs the NCFA sponsors, please contact Amy Juliana, the NCFA’s Education Programs Manager at (800) 231-7723 ext. 2 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed below is a brief overview of what NCFA is able to offer. Please visit the individual pages listed on the left for more details and information.
Posters: Posters can be mailed or electronic copies may be available.
Goods from the Woods Boxes: There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day. These boxes spotlight a few of these products and what part of the tree is used.
Ask Roy: These informative quick youtube clips on forestry explain some of the basic forestry questions.
Publications and Documents: Check out these helpful documents that provide definitions and explanations to forestry practices.
Branching Out with NCFA: Outreach opportunities for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students in the North Central Region of North Carolina, including Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Wilson counties.
Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience: 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.
Forestry and Environmental Kids Camp: NCFA conducts Forestry and Environmental Camps for sixth grade students across the state, at selected schools interested in learning more about forests, forestry and the forest products industry. Lesson plans are correlated to the Essential Standards for Science, Social Studies and Math, and provide hands on learning activities in an outdoor environment. Camps accommodate large groups/grade levels and students will rotate through activities. Schools with forested areas on site or adjacent to a park are ideal.
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree ® (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12.
National Forest Products Week Essay Contest
There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy every day. This year, in celebration of National Forest Products Week, we are hosting an essay contest for students in 3rd-12th grade. Winners and teachers of winners will receive cash prizes! Essays are due October 26, 2018.
Want to connect to a local professional? Ask NCFA for an introduction! Many of our professionals would love to speak to your students or provide additional resources.