Teachers Conservation Workshops


Teacher Conservation Workshops (TCW)

Join educators from across Tennessee learning about all the benefits of the Volunteer State forests.  Contact Tennessee Forestry Association at 615 883-3832 or email Teri Frye at terikfrye@gmail.com for more information.

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What is the Teachers Conservation Workshop (TCW)

What are Teachers saying about the Teachers Conservation Workshop


What is the TCW Workshop

The Teacher's Conservation Workshop is a free week-long workshop for educators who want to incorporate the environment into their everyday curriculum. This workshop is designed with the teacher in mind with hands-on activities and field trips allowing you to learn the latest techniques in forest management that can be utilized in the classroom.

From the forest, to the products. learn about the wood using industries and the care taken to ensure future forest health. This workshop explores economic links between natural resource management and stewardship.

Contact Tennessee Forestry Association at 615 883-3832 or email Teri Frye at terikfrye@gmail.com for more information.

Two workshops are held each summer. You have your choice of attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville or Pickwick Landing State Park, Pickwick Dam

This course is free to participants, however we do ask for a $25.00 reservation fee to hold your place in the workshop. This fee is refunded the last day of the course.

What are Teachers Saying About the Workshop

"This was one of the best workshops I have ever attended obtained a wealth of knowledge that I could carry back to the classroom and begin to use immediately. I found this workshop to be stimulating, practical and full of information that is applicable to my specific needs as a teacher."

Debra Lynne Rogers
Michle, TN


"Teachers work hard all year to motivate students. In turn, we need motivation. For me, this came in the form of the Teacher's Conservation Workshop. Nature has inspired me to coordinate hands-on programs all year. My own family has to continually tell me "keep my eyes on the road" because I just can't stop looking at the trees."

Pamela Bowker
Franklin, TN


I've learned so much this week.  It's very inspiring to be around, witness, and learn from people who know so much about our forests and who have or continue to work with the forest in all different aspects from loggers, to mill workers, to private landowners, and educators.  Thank you so much for passing on the knowledge!  I'll be sure to pass it on to the teens of the world!  I have a new found respect for the practice of forestry.

Vanessa Lazon

Nashville, TN