Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Tours Provide Educators with Firsthand Experiences in 2016


(Minneapolis, MN) - This summer educators from across the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to head out into the forest and participate in hands-on learning through sustainable forestry Teachers' Tours. Through these tours, teachers will have the chance to expand their knowledge of natural resources, forest products, ecosystem management, biomass, and watersheds. These programs encourage educators to bring their experiences back to the classroom in order to share forestry information with students of all ages.


"These tours are a priceless resource for learning about forests and the environment in an outdoor setting and provide a way for environmental educators to interact directly with the subject matter," says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental non-profit that supports science-based learning.


2016 Teachers' Tours are hosted by third-party forest-related public agencies, stewardship organizations, and non-profits throughout North America. Locations for 2016 tours include Alabama, California, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Manitoba, Ontario, and more. Some tours offer Continuing Education Units upon successful completion. 


A list of tours and more details are available at Dovetail's environmental education website,


"Learning about environmental science is key to understanding more about the world we live in. When it comes to educating others on these topics, nothing beats real-world experience," says Fernholz.


The list of U.S. tours can be found here:


The list of Canada tours can be found here:


If you know of additional tours in your area, please contact us at or (612) 333-0430 and your submission will be reviewed for addition to the 2016 lists.


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