Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour

The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour brings 45 teachers from across the state to Fernandina Beach each June to see firsthand how forestry works in Florida. This four-day event demonstrates to educators that sustainability is the key to responsible forestry. Participating teachers experience all aspects of forestry practices from the planting and growing processes to the mills and end products. They also learn about chemical by-products created in the process of making paper. In short, they see first-hand the industry’s many efforts to maximize the effective and efficient use of resources.

Watch a video about the tour!

A link to the 2019 application should be available on this page by early February. 

To get a first-hand look at the effect this tour has on participants, click here to review “before and after” test survey results.

Many thanks go to our 2018 Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour sponsors for making it possible for teachers to attend at no cost to themselves beyond transportation to and from Fernandina Beach:

Association of Consulting Foresters-Florida Chapter
Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Cochran Forest Products
Dave Norton & Diann Douglas
Florida Forest Service
Florida Tree Farm Program
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company LLC
Friends of Florida State Forests, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific WFS LLC
Jimmy Bielling
Jon & Carol Gould
Michael and Jacqueline Dooner
Mizell Development, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Rex Lumber
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initative, Inc.
T. W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.
Tom Gilpin
University of Florida, School of Forest Resources & Conservation
WestRock Fernandina Region
Westrock Panama City Region