Trees For Tomorrow has been educating students about natural resources since 1944! This experience has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of students by immersing them for one to five days in the heart of the northern forest. Our professional teaching staff are experts at using field studies and hands-on activities to awaken student awareness of the land's capabilities and limitations, and to inspire student enthusiasm for sustainable forest stewardship.



We do the teaching! Our professional Environmental Science Teachers have formal classroom experience, Master’s Degrees, and a variety of experience teaching in environmental education settings.


We have updated curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.


We are an accredited school! Our goal is to be an extension of your classroom. Relevant and fun!


We are located in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest and surrounded by public lands to explore and learn in.

We are full-service! We do the teaching, cooking, and cleaning!


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For more information about our school programs, please contact our Operations Manager, Mandy Gingerich, at (715) 479-6456, or complete and submit the form below.

Because not all classrooms have four walls...

School Programs & Field Trips for K12 Students

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."  ~John Muir

Join other high school groups from around the state at TFT’s Eagle River campus. Program dates, themes, and curriculum are pre-set by TFT…all we need is you and your students! Perfect for small groups of students (3-12) who want to experience the science of learning alongside high schoolers from other schools.

Multi-High School Workshops during school year

Natural Resource Careers Exploration Week in June

Sophmore, junior and senior students discover if a natural resources career is their career path. Students experience real-life field work, develop outdoor skills and learn about various occupations by meeting foresters, fisheries and wildlife biologists, water resource specialists, conservation wardens, recreation land managers, and more! 

Student Outdoor Learning Experiences (SOLE) for K12


Visiting K12 schools stay at TFT’s campus for one-day, overnight, or multi-night outdoor leaning experiences. Students stay in furnished dormitories, eat meals in our dining hall and prep for field studies in the Education Hall. Throughout the program, students participate in outdoor learning experiences in Northwoods forests and waterways focusing on topics such as forestry, wildlife, water quality, geology and natural resource use. Students take on the roles of environemental scientists, conducting investigations that demonstarte how natural resources can be sustained through proper management. 



Our professional teaching staff also welcome the opportunity to visit your classroom and explore area woodlands with your students and/or introcuce them to our Ambassador Animals.



Due to generous donations from individuals and corporation that support environmental education, scholarships may be available upon request. Requests can be made through our Operations Manager via phone, email or by submitting the form below. 

We introduce young minds to the wonders of the natural world and build their understanding of the basic topics that are the foundation of future learning.


We take the TFT experience a step further by hands-on learning through experimentation and observation in the outdoor classrooms of woods and water.


We foster higher-level thinking in all of our courses, taking students' experiences and teaching how it can apply to potential career choices.


Additional Options for High Schoolers

School Outdoor Learning Experiences Form

"There are very few places around the Midwest that do what TFT does, and there is an ever-increasing need for young people to learn the marvels of the natural world." 


~ Chrisitan Heritage Academy,
   Northfield , IL

All K12 School Outdoor Learning Experiences can be applied to home-school groups. Contact Mandy Gingerich
715.479.6456 x228 or to discuss customizing programs to your needs or book one of the prescheduled classes below:


The Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (WI-SAF) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with generous support from the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) has established this W2W transportation grant program to provide opportunities to increase recruitment of a diverse workforce within the broad realm of forestry. The program is open for application to any Wisconsin school teacher. Visit for grant application, links to educational resources, and grant timelines. The grant application is always open and review of grant applications for spring/summer trips will consider proposals submitted prior to January 31, 2023. Previous awardees are welcomed to apply for future grant cycles at least one year after a funded W2W field trip. The full letter request for proposals may be found here.


Other opportunities for bussing funding are available from these organizations: