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2017 U.S. Teachers Tours

Opportunities to become immersed in the social, economic, and ecological aspects of sustainable forestry.

View information below about upcoming opportunities to attend 2016 U.S. Teachers' Tours.

Alabama Teachers Conservation Workshop

Arkansas Teacher Conservation Tour

  • Registration: http://www.arkforests.org/?page=TCT
  • Dates: Session 1 - Pulp and Paper, June 8-9, 2017, Texarkana; Session 2 - Urban Forests - June 22-23, 2017, Springdale; Session 3 - Forest to Faucet - November 2-3, 2017, Russellville
  • Cost: $65 includes lodging based on double occupancy (additional $50 for private room); $35 with NO lodging provided; Register for all three sessions for $150
  • Application Deadline: Spots filled on a first-come first-served basis
  • Location: Monticello, AR
  • Host: Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation
  • Contact: Rob Beadel at rbeadel@arkforests.org or (501) 374-2441

California Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT)

  • Registration: http://www.forestryinstitute.org
  • Dates: Plumas County - June 11-17, 2017
    Tuolumne County - June 18-24, 2017
    Shasta County - July 2- 8, 2017
    Humboldt County - July 9-15, 2017
  • Cost: $25
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Location: Northern California
  • Hosts: Northern California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, Shasta County Office of Education, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Project Learning Tree
  • Contact: info@forestryinstitute.org or (888) 348-7765

Florida Forestry Teachers' Tour

Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop

  • Registration: http://gfagrow.org/programs/georgia-tcw/
  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017
  • Cost: $50
  • Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
  • Location: Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, GA
  • Hosts: Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
  • Contact: (478) 751-3534

Idaho Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers & Counselors

Indiana Natural Resources Teacher Institute

  • Registration: Indiana DNR Division of Forestry
  • Dates: June 26-30, 2017
  • Cost: Free
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Location: Forestry Training Center, Morgan-Monroe State Forest near Martinsville, IN
  • Host: Indiana Project Learning Tree
  • Contact: Donna Rogler at (317) 234-5143 or drogler@dnr.in.gov

Louisiana Forestry Teacher's Tour

2017 Forests of Maine Teachers' Tours

  • Registration: http://www.mainetreefoundation.org
  • Dates: Tour 1 - July 11-14, 2017
    Tour 2 - July 25-28, 2017
  • Cost:$105 before April 28, $115 after April 28
  • Application Deadline: Early bird deadline April 28, 2017
  • Location: Tour 1 - The Birches Resort on Moosehead Lake
    Tour 2 - Camp Wapati: Gateway to Baxter State Park and The County
  • Host: Maine TREE Foundation and Maine Project Learning Tree
  • Contact: Cathy Jo Herlihy at (207) 621-9872 or mtf@gwi.net

Mississippi Teachers Conservation Workshops

  • Registration: http://msforestry.site-ym.com/?page=TCW
  • Dates: June 11-16, 2017 Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS; June 25-30, 2017 Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS; July 11-13, 2017 MS Ag & Forestry Museum, Jackson, MC
  • Cost: $115 per event ($100 additional for private room)
  • Application Deadline: One week prior to each workshop
  • Location: Booneville, Ellisville, and Jackson
  • Host: Mississippi Forestry Association
  • Contact: Anna Kendall at akendall@msforestry.net or (601) 354-4936

New York - Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers

North Carolina Forest to Classroom: Fire

North Carolina Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Experience

  • Registration: https://www.ncforestry.org/sfi-sustainable-forestry-cee-experience-for-teachers/
  • Dates: Coastal Experience, New Bern - June 19-22, 2017
    Mountain Experience, Asheville - June 26-29, 2017
    Piedmont Experience, Southern Pines - July 18-21, 2017
  • Cost: $50
  • Application Deadline: The goal is to have 40 participants at each location. Registration for the program is first-come-first serve basis based on qualifications. Top priority is given to those teachers from urban counties and/or involved with a science curriculum.
  • Location: New Bern, NC (Coastal Experience), Asheville, NC (Mountain Experience) & Southern Pines, NC (Piedmont Experience)
  • Host: North Carolina Forestry Association
  • Contact: Ann Harper at ereese@ncforestry.org or (919) 834-3943 ext. 1

South Carolina Teachers’ Tour: Teaching Sustainable Forestry in Environmental Education

  • Registration: http://www.scforestry.org/teacher-s-tour
  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017 (a 5 day tour!)
  • Cost: $150 registration fee to College of Charleston for 3 hours of graduate credit
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Location: Newberry, SC
  • Host: South Carolina Forestry Foundation
  • Contact: Janet Steele at janet@scforestry.org or (803) 798-4170

Texas Forestry Association's Teachers' Conservation Institute

  • Registration: http://www.texasforestry.org/educators/teachers-conservation-institute
  • NOTE: Participation in Phase I is a requirement for attending Phase II
  • Phase I: A Complete Natural Resources Cycle; Phase II: Inquiry and Field Investigations in the Forest
  • Dates: Phase I: July 10-14, 2017; Phase II: June 26-30, 2017
  • Cost: Phase I: $250; Phase II: $300
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Location: Bugscuffle Inn, Cushing, TX
  • Host: Texas Forestry Association
  • Contact: Email educationintexas@texasforestry.org or call 1-866-TX TREES

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