The Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience is a multi-day residential professional development workshop that demonstrates all elements of forestry in North Carolina. This program is designed to educate participants about forestry through presentations, tours, and hands on lesson plans. Educators are also provided the Project Learning Tree Curriculum; an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program. This curriculum provides STEAM activities to students and educators in preK-12th grade and is aligned to state and national academic standards.
Educators of all backgrounds, classroom sizes and audiences are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those that are involved with a science curriculum or demonstrate that subject matter is applicable to their students. Participants will have the ability to earn credit hours that can be applied toward licensure or Environmental Education Certification.
The registration fee for the program is $50.00. Costs associated with lodging, food, materials and transportation between tour sites will be covered by the program sponsors. NCFA members have the ability to vouch for a teacher in their community and waive the registration fee.
We offer three regional workshops in June and July:
Coastal Plains: New Bern, North Carolina
Piedmont: Southern Pines, North Carolina
Mountain: Asheville, North Carolina
Max capacity for each workshop is 40 participants. Registration for the program is first-come-first serve basis based on qualifications. Registration opens on January 15, 2018.