“A four day whirlwind tour, where a delegation of Queensland teachers will participate in a number of activities focused on forestry education and the importance of forest certification”
Responsible Wood has been invited to participate in the ForestLearning coordinated field tours and workshop at the AgForce School and Industry Partnership Program’s Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators conference 13-17 January 2019 in Brisbane.
Highlights of the conference program that have been coordinated by ForestLearning, an initiative of Forest and Wood Products Australia, include a visit to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland (DAFQ) Wood Science Research Centre in Salisbury, Brisbane as well as a bus field visit to Responsible Wood certified AKD Softwoods in Caboolture and a HQPlantations pine plantation at Ningi.
ForestLearning works with Australian educators and the forest and wood product industry to provide free teaching and learning resources for Australian classrooms K-12. The tours for the conference will provide educators with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the forestry industry, meeting industry representatives from across the sector to discover firsthand the forest and wood product renewable sector.
Forest certification will be explored with teachers within presentations delivered by Responsible Wood who will outline the importance of certification in validating the environmental credentials of timber and paper based products at its origin.
According to Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, the tour provides an ideal opportunity to meet with educators one on one to discuss the forests, social and environmental stewardship and timber, the ultimate renewable.
“We know that timber is the ultimate renewable, what this tour allows us to do is engage with teachers directly, discussing the issues facing our industry today and into the future.”
“The delegation represent the educators of tomorrow’s minds, the aim of the tours and workshop is to provide teachers with information to assist with the education and curriculum requirements,” Mr Ross said.
Responsible Wood certification plays an important role in validating the social and environmental credentials of timber and paper based products at its origin.
With more than 10.5 million hectares of Australian forest area under certification and with more than 250 businesses proudly displaying its ‘trust mark,’ Responsible Wood is the only certification scheme that certifies a range of timbers that are native to Australasia.
“Responsible Wood is the largest forest certification scheme in Australia, we call our logo a ‘trust mark,’ as it provides consumers of timber and paper based products with trust that its sustainability is verified,” Mr Ross said.
Look out for the Responsible Wood ‘trust mark’ when you purchase your next timber or paper-based product.