Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers & Counselors
June 25-29, 2018, Post Falls, Idaho
SPONSOR INFORMATION & PLEDGE FORM
On-the-ground tours are perhaps the best way to demonstrate how forests work and show the dynamics of the forest products industry.
- Built on a foundation of 25 years of high quality, effective programs.
- Specifically designed for teachers and school counselors.
- Participants reach thousands of students.
- Makes a real difference in what educators know, and what they share with their students.
We need your help!
Sponsor. Join other forest-related businesses, organizations and agencies in sponsoring the tour. Participant sponsorships are $500 each and help cover transportation, hotel and materials. Meal and general sponsorships are also available at a variety of levels to accommodate any budget.
Outreach. Encourage school counselors and teachers to apply online by March 31 at www.idahoforests.org/tour.htm. Over 100 highly-motivated top-notch educators apply for 43 spots each year. Criteria: 3rd-12th grades, especially sciences, math, language arts, social studies, agriculture, natural resources, STEM, engineering, mechanics, careers.
We all need and use wood products • Sustainable forestry integrates social, economic, and ecological needs $ Forests are dynamic and constantly changing • There are many different forest owners, each with their own objectives • Regulations exist to protect water, air, soil, fish and wildlife • We can meet material needs while protecting forest ecosystems • Regulations exist to protect water, air, soil, fish and wildlife • Wood is an environmentally sound building material • The highest technology is employed in the woods and mills • The forest products sector is rich in career opportunities, especially for innovative forward-thinking people! Educators have a special responsibility.