The Louisiana Forestry Teachers' Tour allows for teachers/educators of all subjects, the developers of the children's mind, an opportunity to gain insight to the research, development and implementation of Louisiana's #1 agricultural crop: Timber. Through hands-on tours and one-on-one meetings with federal, state, industry and non-industrial forest personnel, informed decisions may be reached through an unbiased process.
The 4-day workshop is a hands-on, on-the-go workshop that is fun, exciting and informative. From touring a lumber mill founded in 1890 to a state-of-the-art lumber mill, this tour will exposed you to practically all aspects of forestry in Louisiana. We will cover Louisiana's urban forests and learn the value and benefits of our urban forest resource through fun educational activites around an urban forest in the Pineville area.
You will have a chance to see Longleaf pine, Pinus palustris, whose natural area once spread from western Louisiana to southern North Carolina. The management approaches utilized for the threatened and endangered Red-Cockaded woodpecker, Dendrocopos borealis. Also, research development areas, logging sites and product manufacturing are part of the informative tour.
If you feel that you would like to increase your knowledge with respect to the forestry environment of Louisiana, this tour is a great place to start!!
¨ Visit various rural and urban forest environments
¨ Visit mills in the Alexandria area
¨ All meals and transportation provided once in Alexandria
¨ Learn to use the tools rural and urban foresters use
¨ Build a network between teachers, rural and urban foresters, and other resource professionals
¨ Visit a historic sawmill town/museum.
¨ Sponsorship from the forest industry and professionals allow teachers to attend at no cost.
¨ Earn 30 CLU’s
Call the Office of Forestry for more information! (225) 925-4500
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