The Forests Worth Knowing, Atlantic Teachers Tour, is a unique Professional Development opportunity for Teachers and Guidance/Career Counselors to learn about forests and the people who work in the forestry sector everyday. Organized by forest professionals from across the region, the tour offers broad perspectives on everything from ecosystems, forest products, career options, forest sciences, economics and much more in an open, friendly and interactive manner.


We offer resources you can take back to the classroom and one-of-a-kind experiences you can share with students, coworkers, friends and family members.


Tours costs are covered by our sponsors.
We only ask for your time and input.

Benefits of the Tour

The tours will help teachers by…

    • Showing how sustainable forestry integrates social,
      economic and ecological needs across the forest landscape;
    • Giving them the resources to teach students about
      sustainable forestry;
    • Putting a human face on the forest products industry;
      Allowing teachers to ask complex questions of the foresters,
      biologists, engineers and top management;
    • Helping them see job and career opportunities for your students;
    • Teaching them about silviculture, biology and other sciences behind sustainable forestry;
    • Helping them understand society’s growing need for thousands of different forest products;
    • Allowing them to discover where the products they use everyday come from, how they’re grown, processed and distributed;
    • Giving them the opportunity to network with other teachers from across the region, sharing ideas and experiences, and;
    • Helping them understand how important and essential they are in presenting students with information on issues and options that allow them to make informed choices.

Key Concepts of the Tour

  • Nature is dynamic: everything is connected and changing
    Sustainable forestry integrates social, economic and ecological needs.
  • Foresters manage large landscapes over long time horizons.
  • Forestry is capital intensive.
    Our highest technology is employed in the woods, mills and labs.
  • There is complete utilization of the resource.
  • We all use wood products.
    Wood is an energy-efficient renewable resource.
  • Wood is an environmentally sound building material.
  • Regulations protect water, air, soil, fish and wildlife.
  • We can meet our material needs while protecting forest ecosystems.
  • There are varied career opportunities across the industry.
  • We all need to make informed choices.