SPONSOR INFORMATION Sustainable Forestry Tour For Teachers & Counselors
Forest tours are one of the best ways to show teachers and counselors the dynamics of the forest products industry and help them educate their students about forest resources. Help immerse them in the social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainable forestry by being a sponsor. Past sponsors affirm the value of investing in this quality educational experience! Participant sponsorships are $300 plus individual travel costs. Meal and other sponsorships are also available. Your sponsorship goes even further this year, with a longer tour and even more classroom activities to expand the tour's reach to students.
Here's how it works:
We will match participant sponsors with qualified teachers and counselors who have applied to attend. If you prefer, you may recruit a participant on your own. Participant criteria: Teachers and school counselors of 3rd through 12th grades, with special consideration given to teachers of science, natural resources, vocational or agriculture education; career counselors, and those from population centers. To sign up, you may contact the Idaho Forest Products Commission office at 208-334-3292 or submit the sponsor form on back or at www.idahoforests.org/tour.htm.
Foresters manage large landscapes over long time horizons ● Nature is dynamic: everything is connected and constantly changing ● Sustainable forestry integrates social, economic, and ecological needs ● Foresters can manage for the reoccurrence of desirable outcomes ● We can meet our material needs while protecting forest ecosystems ● Trees capture & store carbon ● Regulations exist to protect water, air, soil, fish and wildlife ● Incentives are better than regulations ● We all need and use wood products ● Wood is an environmentally sound building material ● Forestry is capital intensive ● The highest technology is employed in the woods, mills and
labs ● There is complete utilization of the resource ● Wood bioenergy produces less air pollution than fossil fuel energy ● The forest products industry is rich in career opportunities ● Educators have a special responsibility ● We all need to make informed choices.
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY TOUR SPONSOR APPLICATION FORM
Participant sponsorships are $300 plus individual travel costs. Meal and general sponsorships are also available. To become a tour sponsor, call Betty at 208-334-3292 or complete the form below or complete the printable form and return it to the address below. IFPC will invoice sponsors prior to the tour. (See FAQ for more detail).
Please indicate your preferred sponsorship:
I would like to sponsor
(number) participants at $300 each plus travel costs.
I will work with my sponsored participant(s) to arrange and pay for their travel.
I pledge $ toward travel costs. In this case, IFPC makes travel arrangements.
Please contact me about sponsoring a meal or other aspect of the tour.
Retype Email Address:
Participant Sponsors: We receive over 100 applications for the 43 spots on the tour each year! We will be happy to match you with a participant from our qualified applicant pool. Please list criteria you'd like IFPC to consider as we select a participant for you (teacher or counselor, specific geographic location, grade level or subject, or no preference).
REQUIRED: Entering this simple text will help us thwart spammers. Reload Image