Florida Forest Service Invites Teachers to Apply for Forestry Tour

Feb 25, 16 Florida Forest Service Invites Teachers to Apply for Forestry Tour

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced today an exciting summer learning opportunity for Florida’s educators. The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour will bring 45 teachers from across the state to Fernandina Beach to learn how forestry and the forest industry work in Florida. The event will be held June 21-24.

“This four-day event immerses teachers in the world of forestry, demonstrating the remarkable ways in which the forestry community comes together to keep forests healthy, renewable and sustainable,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Participating teachers will experience all aspects of forestry practices, from the planting and growing processes to the mills and final products. They will also learn about environmental issues and how foresters work to meet the needs of Florida’s communities and environment. Teachers will receive 30 Continuing Education Units for attending the tour. All lodging, meals and tour transportation are provided.

“The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour is the ideal adventure linking teachers to Florida’s forests. We encourage teachers of all subjects and grade levels to submit an application,” said Jim Karels, Florida State Forester.

To submit an application, visit FloridaStateForests.org/TeachersTour. Applications will be accepted now through March 9. The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Florida Forest Service, the Florida Forestry Association, Project Learning Tree of Florida and Friends of Florida State Forests.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more about Florida Forest Service Programs.

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