Update on the Forests Worth Knowing –
Atlantic Teachers’ Tour

We hope that you and your family have been keeping safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes that have resulted on both a personal level as well as globally, is unprecedented and overwhelming.

Members of the Forests Worth Knowing – Atlantic Teachers’ Tour Partnership continue to monitor the situation in across the provinces and the various phased restrictions that have been guided by the recommendations of provincial health authorities as we move towards adapting to a new normalcy. In consideration of the current timelines, the economic impact and the level of uncertainty that remains across the Atlantic provinces, the partnership has decided to postpone the Atlantic Teachers’ Tour until August 2021.

It saddens us to make this unfortunate decision to postpone this summer’s program, however, we are confident that it is the right one -made in the best interest to protect the health and safety of our participants, speakers, sponsors and organizing committee.

In light of the decision to postpone the tour, the organizing committee members of the partnership are determined and dedicated to providing alternative experiential opportunities to share all of the incredible accomplishments and innovations within the Forest Sector. We are taking this time to enhance the Forests’ Worth Knowing program by developing content and designing new ways to provide you with the multitude of resources that we have available to best serve you as a professional educator and help meet the required outcomes in your classrooms. Plans to increase resource content available on the website and social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, will focus on video presentations by subject matter experts, inquiry-based classroom activities, live video of forestry and mill operations, fact sheets, forestry careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and much more.

Over the next few weeks, we encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions on how we can work together to provide valuable distance learning opportunities and look at ways to integrate the many resources into the classroom.

Please feel free to reach out via email or give me a call at 902 899-6420.
Thanks again for your interest in the Forests Worth Knowing – Atlantic Teachers’ Tour program.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Robichaud
902 899-6420

Attention Teachers!

See first hand, the results of science-based forest management used to manage our resources for today and for the future.

This is your opportunity to take part in sponsored tours of managed woodlands, operations, and mills, developed to provide information about the forest environment and its every day use, with plenty of resources to take back to your classroom.

Who is it for?             Teachers and guidance from the Atlantic provinces

What is it?                  Dynamic and interactive activities given by forest professionals

When/Where is it?    August 2021

Tour Objectives:

  • To enjoy relevant and interactive experiences in the forest in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere;
  • To gain insights into forests, forest ecosystems, tree identification, wildlife, soils, and so many other natural resources;
  • To understand the various aspects of today’s forest sector and its aim to balance societal, economic and environmental benefits;
  • To obtain information and education resource materials to enhance the teaching of science, geography, environmental studies, etc.;
  • To learn about sound forestry practices, woodland operations, the science behind forest management, and resource management planning;
  • To get a first-hand look at the technology and equipment used in forests and mills, and the efforts made to protect water quality and wildlife habitats;
  • To explore the many future career opportunities available to young people.

CLICK HERE for a Teachers’ Tour information flyer

What does it cost educators to attend? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Interested forestry companies and organizations cover all costs to educators. If your company or organization would like to sponsor a teacher CLICK HERE

Thanks to the following companies and organizations who provided their generous support for the 2018 Tour. 

Association for Sustainable Forestry
Association of Registered Professional Foresters of NB
Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association
AV Group NB Inc.
BioApplied Innovation Pathways
Canadian Forest Service
Canadian Woodlands Forum
CIF – NL Section
Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Ltd.
Elmsdale Lumber Company
Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, UNB
Forest NB
Forest Nova Scotia Inc.
Forest Protection Limited
Forestry Safety Society of NS
Groupe Savoie Inc.
Harry Freeman & Sons Ltd.
H.C. Haynes Inc.
J.D. Irving, Limited
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
Ledwidge Lumber
Louisiana – Pacific Canada Ltd.
Maritime College of Forest Technology
Maritime Lumber Bureau
Maritime SFI Implementation Committee
NB Dept. of Energy & Resource Development
NB Forest Technicians Association
NL Department Fisheries & Land Resources
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation
NS Department of Lands and Forestry
PEI Department of Community Lands & Environment
Port Hawkesbury Paper
Science East
Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston
Wagner Forest NS Ltd.
WestFor Management
Woodland Pulp LLC
Wood Products Manufacturing Association of NS