Resources: Training and Events

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We offer a variety of professional development to support teachers and volunteers using their outdoor classroom. Regional trainings, summits, and conferences are open to all School Forest participants and are usually FREE.

Regional Summit Series

The School Forest Regional Summits are coming to a location near you! These regional summits will provide resources, knowledge, and skills to help coordinators, maintenance staff, and dedicated volunteers manage your School Forest for years to come. Creating a safe and effective outdoor classroom is important, so get your crew signed up for these region-specific trainings!

Who should attend:

  • District or school maintenance staff
  • Site coordinators
  • Committee members
  • Dedicated volunteers

Region-Specific topics may include:

  • Trail development and maintenance
  • How to assess risk and spot hazards
  • Pruning skills
  • Invasive species management
  • Forester Q & A
  • Service-learning ideas and more!

Cost is Free!
Lunch, snacks, and CEU certificates provided.
Sub stipends available.


Central Region Summit

May 3, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
McColl Pond Learning Center, Savage
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Northeast Region and
Southern Region Summits

Stay Tuned!
Locations: TBD
Fall 2018

2018 Summer Professional Development Ideas for School Forest Teachers

Check out list of upcoming trainings.


Workshop trainig in a school forestSchool Forest Workshop »

Free, site-specific School Forest workshop. Delivered at your site, just for your teachers. Designed to meet your needs. Never canned; always fresh.



* Event is open to ALL school forest teachers