The Global Forest Education Project seeks students, teachers, professors, and school administrators to help us promote its work on social media by doing the following:
Using a phone or other video recording equipment, take a short video (less than 30 seconds) of yourself. Start with a short introduction (name, affiliation, country) and then in very simple language explain why forest education is so important in a sentence or two.
Forest education is vital to train a future generation of foresters who will sustainably manage the world’s forests and the many benefits they provide for people, animals, and the environment.
Forest education is important to help address misconceptions around forestry and help maximize the contributions of forests and trees to sustainable development.
Upload the video to your own social media channels and do not forget to include the project hashtag in your post: #GlobalForestEducation
Please tag us on Twitter and Facebook and also on any regional, national, or local associations who you think might be interested in the project. Helpful tags:
Twitter: @FAOForestry @itto_sfm @IUFRO
Facebook: @ITTOSFM @IUFRO
Send an email to [email protected] with the links to your post so we can help disseminate and share with partners!
Whether or not you are posting it on social media, participants are encouraged to share the videos directly by email at [email protected] via WeTransfer for potential promotion on the social media accounts listed above. A compilation of the videos will also be assembled and used for promotion, including at International Conference on Forest Education.