Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour

*The  safety of our teachers is always our primary concern. The 2020 tour was cancelled due to COVID-19. Information about the 2021 tour should be available in the new year.*

The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour brings 45 teachers from across the state to Fernandina Beach each June to see firsthand how forestry works in Florida. This four-day event demonstrates to educators that sustainability is the key to responsible forestry. Participating teachers experience all aspects of forestry practices from the planting and growing processes to the mills and end products. They also learn about chemical by-products created in the process of making paper. In short, they see first-hand the industry’s many efforts to maximize the effective and efficient use of resources.

Watch a video about the tour!

To get a first-hand look at the effect this tour has on participants, click here to review “before and after” test survey results.

Many thanks go to those who contributed to the 2020 Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour before it was cancelled. Their contributions will be rolled over to the 2021 tour. Sponsors make it possible for teachers to attend at no cost to themselves beyond transportation to and from Fernandina Beach:

Coastal Plywood Company
Florida Forest Service
Forest Investment Associates
Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc.
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
T.W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Krista Harvard at