Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour

The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour brings 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.

This year’s tour will be held June 13-16.

Teachers can apply for the 2023 tour here.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 8. Acceptance notifications will be sent in April.

If you have questions about your Florida Forestry Teachers Tour application, contact [email protected].

Watch a video about the tour!

Many thanks go to our sponsors. They make it possible for teachers to attend at no cost to themselves beyond transportation to and from Fernandina Beach.


Bielling Site Prep & Reforestation
Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Dave Norton & Diann Douglas
Doug Long
Florida Forest Service
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company, LLC
Friends of Florida State Forests, Inc.
Greg & Martina Driskell
Jim Karels
Michael & Jacqueline Dooner
Mizell Development, Inc.
Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier Advanced Materials
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Rex Lumber
SAF Florida Division
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters
Southern Forestry Consultants
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
T.W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.
Tom Gilpin
UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences
West Fraser Lake Butler, Maxville, McDavid and Whitehouse Lumber Mills

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Krista Harvard at [email protected]