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Forestry gear: hard hat, gloves, chainsaw, safety goggles.

Are you interested in a career in forestry, conservation, or natural resources? During the Camp Conservation Webinar, Exploring Your Future in Forestry, students grades 7 through 12 will explore conservation and natural resource management issues and career possibilities. They will also learn more about scholarships and internships with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Join us for a public session or reserve a private online series for your classroom or youth group.

What to Expect

This is a free virtual workshop to learn aspects of forestry, such as tree identification, wildlife management, water quality, urban forestry, and forestry products. Presenters will share the basics of forestry and natural resource management concepts. They will also share information on forestry career opportunities through ForestryWorks, the Forestry Worker Career Readiness Indicator (CRI), PLT Green Jobs, and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Forestry Judging Career Development Event (CDE).

This webinar will increase the student’s ability to PERFORM.

  • Problem solve
  • Evaluate
  • Reason
  • Focus
  • Observe
  • Research a problem
  • Measure

Each student will receive an Environmental Explorers Completion Certificate at the end of the program. Teachers who register their class will have a chance to receive a forestry field pack equipped with teaching materials designed for outdoor discoveries.

Let’s make learning and career development interesting by exploring all the future opportunities the natural environment has to offer. Join us to become an Environmental Explorer today.

Tune in Online

When: 2021 workshop dates are currently being scheduled. Contact Karnita Garner to share your interest in joining us for a future workshop.
Where: The webinars are presented via Zoom.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.


There is no cost to attend, but registration is required for this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration.

More Information

Contact Karnita Garner, Mary Dixon, Roosevelt Robinson, or Allyson Shabel for more information about this series or to learn about other Urban Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resource programs offered throughout the state.

For more details on the Alabama Forestry Foundation or self-paced online training with Project Learning Tree contact Ashley Smith. Fore more information from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives concerning programming, contact Audrey Haskin or for student scholarships and summer internships information, contact Freddie Davis III.

Thank you to the Camp Conservation Webinar, Exploring Your Future in Forestry partners the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Alabama Forestry Foundation, Project Learning Tree, and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

UESEP: Urban Environmental Science Education Program provides adults and youth with natural resource conservation strategies that lead to improved environmental awareness and stewardship.

USDA NIFA – This work is supported by the USDA Forestry Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program (#1012197) and Capacity Building Grant Program #2017-38821-26426. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.




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