• Thursday
  • September 26, 2019
  • 9 am - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • |
  • 9 am - 2:30 pm
  • |
  • Northeast Florida Fairgrounds, Callahan, Florida

Think you know what a career in forestry would look like? There’s so much more to it than trees! In this industry, we fly drones, operate heavy equipment, create complex mapping systems, use intricate software systems, and protect the environment by using forestry Best Management Practices to protect wildlife, plant life and water quality.

Nassau County high school juniors and seniors are invited to join us for the first-ever Forestry Career Day. Meet career professionals from local companies that work in forestry, one of Florida’s most important industries. Learn how to control pollinate with a tree improvement team, fly a drone, operate various types of heavy equipment and find out what it’s really like to be behind the wheel of a log truck. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet with representatives from vocational and college-level forestry schools and get advice on resume-writing and interviewing.

Industry Professionals
Network one-on-one with local men and women who work in and with the Forestry industry.
Hands-On Activities
Have you always wanted to fly a drone or operate heavy equipment? Now’s your chance!
Forestry Careers
Learn about forestry employment opportunities for a variety of skills and education levels.

What is Forestry Career Day?

Forestry Career Day gives high school students the opportunity to explore careers in forestry through hands-on activities led by forestry professionals. There is a wide variety of forestry roles available to students who obtain a forestry degree, vocational certification or on-the-job training. 

Interactive Labs

There is no better way to understand what a career in forestry would be like than to roll up your sleeves and try out some of the tools and techniques used in the profession. We invite you to participate in our interactive labs under the guidance of the industry professionals who use these tools in the field every day.

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Experience Heavy Equipment
  • Drones
  • Genetics
  • Grafting
  • Soils
  • Products Made from Wood
  • Resume Writing & Interviewing Tips
  • Network with Schools and Employers

The Growing Demand for Forestry Professionals

Participating Partners

Do you want to learn more about working in the forestry industry?

Rayonier created a resource just for you, with information on the most common job types in the industry, ranging from professions that offer on-the-job training for high school graduates to those that require advanced degrees.

The resource page also features a directory of vocational and college-level forestry education programs and a database of forestry organizations you can network with to learn more about the industry.