Did you know…
- There are more than five thousand uses for wood, its fiber and by-products.
- Wood is the only raw material that is at the same time renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, durable, versatile, energy efficient, and beautiful.
- In almost every state, including Florida, forestry ranks among the top 10 employers.
- Each year in Florida, three trees are planted for every one tree harvested.
Together with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Forestry Association, Project Learning Tree of Florida, and Friends of Florida State Forests, discover first-hand where products you use every day come from while earning 30 CEU hours. Learn about environmental issues and how foresters work to meet the needs of the community and the environment while enjoying first-class luxuries. Participate in hands-on activities from the Project Learning Tree Activity Guide that will assist you in connecting what you see and learn in the field with the curricula in the classroom. (Note: Please be aware that many of these facilities are hot and humid. Also, the physical nature of the mills will include walking long distances and climbing/descending stairs and/or ladders).
When: Tuesday, June 20 - Friday June 23, 2017
Who Can Attend: Florida educators involved in environmental or social studies, science, math, multi-disciplinary or related topics.*
Where: Northeast Florida - Lodging in Fernandina Beach, FL
Cost: $50 REFUNDABLE deposit collected when the teacher is notified of acceptance. A refund will be given once the teacher attends the tour. All other costs are covered by sponsors. However, teachers are responsible for travel to and from the event.
Benefit: The ideal adventure to link teachers to the forest! As well as an opportunity to learn about forestry in an unbiased setting while earning 30 CEU hours.
What Tour Alumni Say:
“The opportunity to interact with so many diverse professionals in the forestry network, as well as meeting and visiting with other educators, is a welcome change from most professional development offerings.” – Suwannee County Teacher
"We were made to feel like dignitaries- You made sure we had everything we needed, the food was superb and accomodations were great. All the staff were superb! Thank you!" - Orange County Teacher
"I can honestly say that in my 23 years of teaching and attending conferences, inservices and workshops- this one was hands down the best." - Leon County Teacher
The application period for the 2017 Teachers Tour has closed.. Acceptance notifications will be sent out April 4, 2017.
If you have a questions about your Florida Forestry teachers Tour application, please contact Dianne Fleming at Dianne.Fleming@freshfromflorida.com.