Sustainable Forestry Tour

For 7th-12th grade teachers and counselors

The Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers and Counselors includes beautiful forests, high-tech mills, passionate people, delicious food, proven activities for the classroom, VIP treatment and a full-circle experience of modern sustainable forestry.

The 2023 tour is a wrap! 

Read what participants took away from the tour here. 

Watch highlights of the 2023 tour below.

Watch this video highlighting the 2022 SFT. 


Dates: June 26-29, 2023
Location: Moscow, ID, based out of the University Inn
Target audience: 7th-12th grade teachers and school counselors 
Credits: 2-3
Costs: Instruction, materials, lodging, meals, and in-tour transportation are covered by generous sponsors. Scholarships are available for participant travel to and from Moscow.
Apply to attend: Application form below
Application deadline: March 31, 2023

Who should attend?

School counselors and teachers of 7th -12th grades, especially if you engage youth through career education, agriculture/natural resources, CTE, sciences, social studies, language arts, math, technology, engineering, mechanics and/or STEM. Participants should be currently active in their career, with the expectation of working in a school with students in the upcoming school year.

What will participants do?

Explore beautiful forests • Identify trees • Investigate sustainable forest management • Experience proven standards-based activities to use with your students • Learn about careers • Tour a high-tech sawmill • Network with colleagues • Interact with people who care for forests and make products you use every day • Touch the future forest at a seedling nursery • Enjoy delicious meals • See the full-circle process of making products out of trees while sustaining forest ecosystems • Be motivated to share hands-on activities, knowledge, experiences and passion with your students!

Covid-safe protocols will be in place depending on current CDC and IFPC guidelines.

Sustainable Forestry Tour

Your submission of this application acknowledges your understanding that the Sustainable Forestry Tour is fast-paced with long days involving moderate walking in forested areas and mills. Production facilities also involve some stair climbing and walking on raised open catwalks.