Created in 1993 with a goal of educating educators, this program provides K-12 teachers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest resource management practices. Four one-week long sessions of this award-winning program are offered, one near Sonora (Tuolumne County) one at Camp McCumber (Shasta County), one in Arcata (Humboldt County) and one near Quincy (Plumas County). Public and private forest resource specialists and other natural resource managers and environmental education specialists serve as the educators and presenters at FIT. FIT participants will develop a curriculum unit, design student projects, and become adequately endowed with the tools necessary to increase student understanding and appreciation of our dynamic forest ecosystems and the complex issues faced by forest managers.
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