How Will Your Donation Make a Difference?
At one time or another, we've all seen the bumper sticker, If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. This message rings true with what we are trying to accomplish at The Forest Foundation. Forestry Education is important. The future health of our forests and industry depend on what we do to educate students and teachers now. Not doing so could prove to be very costly to us in the future.
So what are we doing?
The Forest Foundation has a number of resources and programs that have gained respect from California educators. We work to improve the effectiveness of these programs each year.
- Talk About Trees (TAT) has been in operation in California for approximately 30 years. The program is aimed to teach 3rd-6th grade students and teachers about the important role forests and forest products play in our daily lives. Students learn the role of forestry professionals in managing our renewable resources, protecting wildlife habitat & water quality, reducing fuels, enhancing carbon sequestration and providing recreation areas. Facilitators deliver hands-on presentations that have been described as a virtual forest fieldtrip in the classroom. TAT reaches an average of 50,000 students each year.
- Career Outreach – Students will lead the way to future sustainability by choosing careers in natural resources. Outreach includes - Work in the Woods Career Brochure, presentations to counselors, teachers and students at career events, woods field trips, scholarships & www.Calforestjobs Website and a new field trip opportunity called Map It, Manage It, Sustain It!
- Free Forestry/Natural Resources Education Materials - Available to K-12 grade teachers
- California Forest Center at Cal Expo – One-acre educational forest exhibit established in 1971. Exhibit showcases native species and forest ecology, focuses on solutions to forest health problems, and explains how modern forestry practices ensure the sustainability of this renewable resource. An estimated 50,000 Californians visit annually during the state fair.
- Ag Field Days & Environmental Education Fairs – Forestry education booths and activities provided at field days throughout CA
- Education Conferences – Curriculum presentations to teachers and counselors, distribution of resources at events such as California Science Teacher's Assoc., California Ag Teacher's Assoc., California High School Counselor's Assoc., etc.
- Linking Community Service with Forest Education/Careers – Replanting Star Fire Burn, Tahoe National Forest. Student volunteers from local high schools.
Please download and print the donation form and mail it to:
The Forest Foundation
1215 K Street, Suite 1835
Sacramento, CA 95814v
or fax to: (530) 823-1850