The CIF recently delivered our 15th annual teacher’s forestry tour at the Canadian Ecology Centre, in Mattawa, Ontario. This fully sponsored event provides a high-quality forest science field experience to 30 educators from across Ontario each year. This 4-day professional development program provides hands-on learning by taking teachers on interpretive site visits and encouraging open dialogue through presentations delivered by industry professionals. To bring this new knowledge back to the classroom, teachers were provided with Canadian Forestry Association Teaching kits in addition to ‘truth about trees‘ teaching kits provided by the Hardwood Forest Foundation. Over the years these tours have successfully changed the perceptions of over 600 teachers from across Canada, Ontario and the world and subsequently affects thousands of students worldwide as well.