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 participating in the 2017 tour, please click here for an online application and other information

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 2016 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:

Ann Duff
Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Cochran Forest Products
Dave Norton and Diann Douglas
Florida Division Society of American Foresters
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber
Georgia-Pacific WFS LLC
Greg and Martina Driskell
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier Community Fund
Rex Lumber
Register Family Partnership
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Sponsorships for the 2017 tour are now being accepted. For more information, please contact Lee Ann Fisch at