The Forestry Institute for Teachers is a multi-day residence workshop developed by the Northern California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, Shasta County Office of Education, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Project Learning Tree. The FIT Program is underwritten by a consortium of public and private sources. Since 1993, 1,900 teachers have graduated from the program.
The goal of FIT is to provide K-12 teachers with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about forest ecology and forest resource management practices. The program brings together natural resource specialists and teachers from rural and urban settings for one week, working side by side to gain a deeper understanding of forest ecosystems and human use of natural resources.
"What a wonderful program! FIT is by far the best professional development opportunity I have had so far. Very well organized, coordinated and orchestrated. Clearly a lot of time, energy, money and passion goes into pulling FIT together. Thank you so much for the opportunity to partake in such an AMAZING experience. Great job to the whole FIT staff and all of the contributing professionals and sponsors. You are an amazing group of people. We are all truly grateful for your time, dedication and expertise!"