One of the Maine TREE’s most popular programs, Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours, is over twenty years old. Each year, the four-day tours focus on the growth, harvest, and processing of wood products in Maine. 

Classroom Teachers, Girl and Boy Scout leaders, conservation organization staff, and other educators are among those who join the tour to learn about Maine’s forest resources from professionals working in the woods. 

Earn up to 30 contact hours toward your continuing education requirement for your teacher certification renewal

The tours prepare participants to return to the classroom with stimulating approaches to share knowledge about the forest with students, colleagues, and communities. Throughout the four-day tour, participants engage in Project Learning Tree activities, meet professionals who work in the Maine woods, and develop ideas on how to bring the forest to the classroom or the classroom to the forest.

July 11-14, 2023: Katahdin Region

July 25-28, 2023: Downeast Region

Applications submitted after April 15 will be automatically added to our waitlist. We’ll notify you if a spot becomes available.

2022 Teachers’ Tours

Carrabassett Valley Region

Teachers' Tour Participants doing activity with Sugarloaf Mountain in Background
Teachers’ Tour Participants doing an activity at the base of Sugarloaf

Bethel Region

Group photo at Umbagog Lake
Participants at Umbagog Lake

2021 Teachers’ Tours

2020: Window to the Woods

2019 Teachers’ Tour in Aroostook County