Forest Education - Overview
COFI’s Forest Education Program is an award-winning program for students from Grades 5-12 in the northern interior of British Columbia. Its goal is to provide current, balanced and factual information for educators and students about BC’s rich, world-class forest resources and the educational and career opportunities that are possible in our province’s forests and manufacturing facilities.
COFI’s Forest Ed Program provides opportunities for students and teachers to learn about forestry in three different ways:
Classroom Presentations: COFI’s Forest Education Manager visits local schools and provides brief one-hour “overview” presentations on various aspects of the industry.
Programs: These “day-in-the-life” orientations offer students more in-depth access to the people and places where forestry takes place, and the opportunity to learn more about careers they may have an interest in.
Teaching Resources: COFI and some of its partner organizations have developed detailed resources for teachers to use in the classroom. COFI’s Forest Education Manager is a certified teacher in BC and provides support to teachers who want to include these resources in their curriculum.