Programs

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!

If you are interested in learning more about the tour, please click here.

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 2017 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:

Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Cochran Forest Products
Dave Norton & Diann Douglas
Florida Chapter, Association of Consulting Foresters
Florida Division Society of American Foresters
Florida Forest Service
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company LLC
Friends of Florida State Forests, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific WFS LLC
Greg & Martina Driskell
Jon & Carol Gould
Michael & Jacqueline Dooner
Mike & Diane Gaff
Mizell Development, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Rex Lumber
Russ Weber – F&W Forestry Services, Inc.
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
T.W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.
UF/IFAS, School of Forest Resources & Conservation
West Fraser – McDavid Lumber Mill
West Fraser – Whitehouse Lumber Mill
WestRock