This summer, the North Carolina Forestry Association will be hosting its 15th annual sustainable forestry teacher’s experience in New Bern, Asheville and Southern Pines.

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The program is designed to show STEM teachers the important economic, environmental and social aspects of forestry, as well as the benefits of sustainable forestry. Teachers will leave the event with tools, information and materials to use in the classroom.

During the event, teachers will tour private and public, indoor and outdoor environments that are critical to the forestry industry, such as museums, forests and wood product industries. Hiking and climbing through the forests will be involved as teachers go on tours, and the event will be a time for participants to network.

The first session will be from June 20-23 in New Bern, the second session from June 27-30 in Asheville and the third session from July 19-22 in Southern Pines.

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 will be charged to each participated, although NCFA members can have that fee waved. The program will also count as 18-25 CEU renewal hours.

More information about registration can be found at the NCFA website  or by contacting Eddie Reese at 919.834.3943 or at ereese@ncforestry.org.