Discover Forestry NZ launched

June 26, 2023
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New Zealand’s eight Wood Councils have joined forces to launch the joint forest education organisation – Discover Forestry New Zealand. Work around the country has already been undertaken with school engagement programmes Wood is Good (primary), and Grow Me (secondary).

Check out the calendar of planned school visits and activities on this link to see what is coming up. If you’d like to get involved email

Discover Forestry provides local workplace connections with professional foresters and members of the forest sector for young people, information and field trips, school presentations, careers materials, and student inspiration.

Wāhine in Forestry is another branch of Discover Forestry that has been established. The purpose of this group is to encourage & empower women to succeed in the forestry industry through various initiatives such as workshops with other primary sector women’s groups, skills building with students, and linking woman across the New Zealand forestry sector. This year the first ever women’s only forestry conference was run. After excellent feedback the event will be hosted again next year in Christchurch!

Discovery Forestry offers a range of programmes, and resources that are taken on the road across New Zealand! The eight Wood Councils of New Zealand have the regional connections and local forest knowledge to provide volunteers and on the ground involvement. Through community engagement and educational initiatives, Discovery Forestry strives to foster understanding, appreciation, and support for the vital role of forestry in New Zealand’s economy and ecosystem.

For more information, check out the website.

Source: Discover Forestry