why apply?

A chance to have the conversations that matter most with people who are committed to ensuring the future of our forests through education.

Forestry Practitioners

  • Discuss public perceptions of forestry and best practices for public education 
  • Enhance understanding of forestry and sustainable forest management
  • Understand education and career pathways that will lead to forestry careers
  • Attain Continuing Competency Credits from the Alberta Association of Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP)

Forest Educators & Communicators

  • Learn directly about current issues and innovations shaping the forest sector and how best to communicate with your stakeholders
  • Network with a broad range of forest stakeholders and other outreach organizations to discuss best practices and create opportunities for future collaboration
  • Utilize conference learnings to better craft ideas, programs and activities for your stakeholders
  • Share your resources and promote your program with like-minded individuals and teachers from across Western Canada

Post-Secondary Institutions

  • A forum for discussion on the education pipeline that connects K-12 education with careers in the forestry sector
  • Hear directly from forestry practitioners to understand the diverse needs of the next generation of forest graduates
  • Engage in discussions about how post-secondary institutions can approach educating post secondary students about forestry as a profession, degree programs, technical training, best practices and sustainable forest management


  • An opportunity to build a network of like-minded teachers to share ideas and learnings
  • Gain resources from education  and forestry sector  experts to use in your classroom
  • Develop meaningful lessons with an eye to the future of forests
  • Be inspired and learn the skills and attitudes that are necessary in the classroom to encourage students to become informed and engaged environmental citizens
  • Investigate the ‘tomorrow careers’ for your students in Canada’s forest, environmental and conservation sectors