Student Programs


Branching Out with NCFA

Request a FREE forestry outreach program from our Education Manager Amy Juliana. These programs highlight the field of forestry and wood products industry, and are correlated to science, social studies and math standards.  Currently available to students in K-8th grade in central piedmont counties. All programs are 1 hour or less. See below for a list of our available programs, curriculum correlations and information on how to request a program.

Chatham Durham Edgecombe Franklin Granville
Harnett Johnston Lee Nash Orange
Person Vance Wake Warren Wilson



Available Outreach Programs

  • Who Lives in the Woods: The forest is a wonderful habitat for many plants and animals. Discover what animals live in the woods by looking at skulls, pelts, tracks and other animal evidence. Most appropriate for kindergarten thru eighth grade. Indoor program with possible outdoor component.
    • Include a nature hike, which will be included in the 1-hour program.
    • 30 minute program available for kindergarten and first grade.
  • Goods from the Woods: Did you know wood is the only natural resource on Earth that is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable? In North Carolina, the forest products industry helps create more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day — everything from baby food and ice cream, to rayon and paint, to toothpaste, cosmetics, medicine and household cleaners. Discover the goods we get from the woods and the industries that help create them! Most appropriate for second thru eighth grade. Indoor program.
  • Tree Stories: Every tree has a story to tell. Identify the parts and function of a tree. Then uncover the trees past and share their story. Most appropriate for third thru Eighth grade.  Indoor program with possible outdoor component.
    • Include a nature hike, which will be included in the 1-hour program.
  • Junior Forester: Foresters have an important job to do in North Carolina! They help protect, develop and manage our natural resources. Explore the local ecosystem and practice your math skills by measuring the trees in your schoolyard. Most appropriate for fourth Grade thru eighth grade. Must have outdoor space with trees to measure.

Click here for a list of Outreach Curriculum Correlations

To Request a Program

Please submit a program request form to Amy Juliana

Due to limited resources, class size is capped at 30 students.

Can provide multiple outreach programs per school per outreach day. Great option if you would like the entire grade level to participate in outreach programs.  

Forestry Education Ambassador Network

Live outside the central Piedmont area? Request information from our Forestry Education Ambassador Network. This list of industry professionals are interested in connecting to educators in their communities. Find an ambassador near you by contacting Amy Juliana