Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Tours Offer Educators Hands-On Opportunities in 2015

 

(Minneapolis, MN) - This summer educators will have the opportunity to head into the forest and receive hands on learning through sustainable forestry Teachers' Tours. The tours will provide teachers with information and experiences that can be passed on to students of all ages and inspire positive change. Teachers will be provided with the opporutnity to learn about natural resources, forest products, ecosystem management, biomass and watersheds. 

 

"These tours offer a priceless opportunity to learn about forests and the environment first hand," says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental non-profit that supports science-based learning.

 

2015 Teachers' Tours are hosted by third-party forest-related public agencies, stewardship organizations and non-profits throughout North America, with locations including South Carolina, Idaho, Oregon, Florida, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Brunswick, Ontario and more. A list of tours and more details are available at Dovetail's environmental education website Forestinfo.org - www.forestinfo.org/forestry_tours.

 

"It is more important than ever to understand environmental science and nothing beats real-world experience for learning more about the world we live in," says Fernholz.

 

The U.S. Tours list can be found here: www.forestinfo.org/forestry_tours/2015

The Canada Tours list can be found here: www.forestinfo.org/forestry_tours_Canada/2015

 

If you know of additional tours in your area, please contact us at info@forestinfo.org or (612) 333-0430 and your submission will be reviewed for addition to the 2015 lists.

 


 

About Forestinfo
Forestinfo.org is Dovetail Partner's one-stop shop for environmental education materials that are understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats. Forestinfo.org strives to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues and is geared towards teachers, students, forestry professionals, and those with a general interest in protecting, managing, and enhancing the natural environment.