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.

Florida teachers can learn more and apply for the 2019 tour here!

Watch a video about the tour!

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 2019 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 Co. LLC
Coastal Plywood Company
Dave Norton and Diann Douglas
Doug Long
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company, LLC
Greg and Martina Driskell
Jon and Carol Gould
Michael and Jacqueline Dooner
Mizell Development, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier
Register Family Partnerships, LTD
Rex Lumber
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters
Southern Forestry Consultants
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
Tom Gilpin
University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation
WestRock – Fernandina Beach
WestRock – Panama City