Mountain Academy

Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy
Mountain Academy
June 24-28, 2013
Asheville, NC

The Mountain Academy will visit a variety of mills, forests, and educational stops throughout the Asheville area. Teachers will stay at the Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall located off I-26 in Asheville. Rooms will be assigned, double occupancy, for all Academy participants. Breakfast consists of the continental breakfast provided by the hotel, lunch is usually sandwiches/salads, and the group visits various restaurants around Asheville for dinner. Transportation is provided by a licensed motorcoach company. Lodging, meals, and transportation are provided for all Academy participants.

Registration for 2013 is Closed

Sample Schedule - Asheville


12:30pm Registration Opens
1:00pm Orientation and Forestry Introduction
2:00 Project Learning Tree Session 1
6:30 Dinner & Western North Carolina Forest History Presentation by Bill Alexander, Landscape Historian for the Biltmore Estate
7:30am Daily Briefing
8:00 Biltmore Forest & Wildlife Management
12:15pm Lunch
1:30 Forest Measurements Exercise & Intro to Bent Creek Research Station
5:00 Urban Forestry Intro
6:00 Urban Forestry Walking Tour
7:30 Dinner
7:30am Daily Briefing
8:30 Jackson Paper
11:30 Lunch
12:30pm Cradle of Forestry Visit & Technology Exercise
4:30pm Free Time - Downtown Hendersonville
6:00 Dinner
7:15am Load Bus, Daily Briefing on Bus
8:00 Columbia Forest Products
10:15 Parton Lumber Company
12:45pm Lunch
2:30 Biltmore Estate
7:00 Dinner
8:00am Project Learning Tree Session 2
10:00 Review/Group Presentations
11:30 Lunch
12:30pm Continue Review/Wrap-up/Evaluations
2:00 Adjourn - Safe Travels Home!