Foresters in classrooms across Canada

National Forest Week 2012

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) has initiated a partnership with professional forester associations across Canada to Invite a Forester into classrooms. The response to this initiative has been overwhelming, linking over 110 foresters to classrooms across the country in its initial year. This means that throughout the week of September 23rd foresters will be in schools across Canada, reaching students and teachers directly, providing career mentoring advice and highlighting the important work that foresters do to sustain our forests and our communities. Invite a Forester celebrates National Forest Week, September 23-29, and the theme of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.

OFA partners in this initiative include Registered Professional Forester Associations from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, Manitoba Forestry Association, Work Wild, Forest Recovery Canada and Canadian Institute of Forestry. To get involved and learn more about Invite a Forester, visit www.forestcareers.ca

The OFA, through its national Focus on Forests program, sponsored by Majesta, provides free teaching resources for teachers to help bring forests into their classrooms. The OFA is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests, and to fostering commitment to stewardship of forest ecosystems.

SOURCE: Ontario Forestry Association (OFA)

For further information:

Jessica Kaknevicius
Ontario Forestry Association
416-493-4565 ext. 226
jkaknevicius@oforest.ca
www.oforest.ca

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