6.09.00 - Forest education


Two new publications!

Rekola, M., Lekah, A. U-R., Onatunji, A. & Ofosu, S., 2019. Global Outlook on Forest Education (GOFE): A Special Report: Forest Education in Africa. Rekola, M., Lekah, A. U-R., Onatunji, A. & Ofosu, S.. https://foresteducation.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/gofe_2019_africa_report.pdf

Gabay, M. & Rekola, M. 2019. Forests, peaceful and inclusive societies, reduced inequality, education, and inclusive institutions at all levels: Background study prepared for the fourteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests. United Nations. https://www.un.org/esa/forests/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UNFF14-BkgdStudy-SDG4-10-16-March2019.pdf


Uncoming Event: International Conference on Forestry Education

Rome, Italy; 27-29 April 2020.

This international conference, organized by FAO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), in collaboration with other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), and with generous support from the government of Germany, will bring together a broad range of stakeholders, from teachers and students to public and private sectors, to discuss ways forward for forest education. Discussions and recommendations will inform a strategic vision to enhance forest education and training methods globally. As forest education takes place in diverse forms and fields, the conference aims to bring together the broadest possible range of stakeholders, including participants from scientific and educational institutions, government ministries and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of the private sector and students.

Conference homepage: http://www.fao.org/forestry/forest-education/


5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference - Globalization of Higher Forest Education in a Digital Era

Abstracts are invited for the 5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference - Globalization of Higher Forest Education in a Digital Era; Beijing, China; 27-28 March 2018. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2018

Over the past decade, rapid global change poses both challenges and opportunities to higher forest education in the Asia-Pacific region. Higher forest education has embraced a more collaborative role in response to global forest challenges and cultivate new generations to address them. Globalization becomes increasingly important for the development and reform of higher forest education in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. In addition, technological innovation is opening up new opportunities to improve higher forest education at regional and global levels. The AP-FECM, an international university consortium supported by APFNet, has brought together forestry institutions from the Asia Pacific region and the world to enhance higher forest education and sustainable forest management through international collaboration.



The 12th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources

hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, March 8-10, 2018.

The BCUENR 2018 conference will encompass a variety of topics related to natural resources education. While we are soliciting contributions in the areas and related topics listed below, we also welcome proposals for themes not explicitly noted.  

  • Experiential and service learning
  • Communications and leadership 
  • Recruitment, retention and advising
  • Technology
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Diversity and inclusion

More information, as well as a link to submit your proposal, can be found online at bcuenr.sfasu.edu

Abstract submissions must be received no later than Friday, October 6, 2017.

Please e-mail bcuenr@sfasu.edu with any questions you may have. 


SILVA Network annual conference: Forest Science Education: Forests for university education: examples and experiences

Prague, Czech Republic; 26-28 June 2017

In academic forestry education, at both universities and universities of applied sciences, the importance to incorporate in the curricula in-forest teaching was recognized rather early. Hence, it has a long tradition and is a firm component in all forest science syllabi. From this tradition at many academic institutions the access to forests was seen as so important, that very often specific regulations for "university forests" were established. As a result there exists a very wide range, on how these teaching forests are legally linked to the university: direct ownership, long-lasting land-lease contracts or comparatively loose management regulations. In any case, the 2017 SILVA Network meeting wants to address all aspects of these forests with their special meaning for university teaching, education and sometimes also research.

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