One of the perks of teaching is the interesting workshops you are able to attend. Earlier this year I was awarded a grant to attend the Florida Forestry Teacher Tour. The tour was amazing!!!! We toured different paper mills (non-stinky ones), lumber mills, chemical factories, and different nature reserves. I have a new appreciation for Forestry. It was really cool to learn that the Florida lumber/paper industry is now a sustainable/renewable industry. I had to re-adjust my old Lorax mentally. They are actually planting more trees than are harvested. Below are some pictures that I took at the different locations.
If you are an educator I highly recommend attending this. It doesn’t matter what subject area or grade level you teach. Great tour!