Outreach Opportunities

“FORESTRY EDUCATION IS NOT JUST ABOUT ONE PERSON, IT IS ABOUT BRANCHING OUT TO EDUCATE MANY PEOPLE!”

Branching Out with NCFA

Request an on-site forestry program. Currently available to students in K-8th grade in including Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Wilson counties.  See below for available programs, and suggested curriculum correlations.

To request a program, please email Amy Juliana the following information:

  • Teacher Contact Information
  • School Name and Address
  • Grade level and classroom size
  • Program Choice
  • Date and time Availability-please provide up to three options
  • Outdoor space-Needed for Junior Forester and optional for Who Lives in the Woods

Outreach Programs

All outreach programs are available to students in kindergarten through eighth grade that are located in including Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Wilson counties. Programs are 1 hour long and free.

  • 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. Then adopt a tree on your school ground! Activities can be led outside and binoculars can be provided to students to go on a mini wildlife safari.
    • Most appropriate for Kindergarten thru Eighth 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 Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade
  • Junior Forester Foresters have an important job to do in North Carolina! They help protect, develop and manage our natural resources. Practice your math skills by measuring the trees in your school yard. Then use a few tree measuring tools from the past and a few practicing foresters use today.
    • Most appropriate for Fourth Grade +
  • Tree Stories Every tree has a story to tell. Identify the parts of the tree and discover the age of specimens by counting growth rings. Then uncover the trees past and share their story.
    • Most appropriate for Third-Eighth Grade

Click here for a list of Outreach Curriculum Correlations

Skype in the Classroom (COMING SOON)

  • Live outside of the triangle? Skype Education Manager, Amy Juliana for an interview with your students or online demonstrations.