World Forestry Center Senior Fellow Rick Zenn delivered the keynote address at the first Australian Story of Our Trees conference. The two-day conference, hosted by the Forest Education Foundation, was held at the University of Tasmania School of Architecture & Design in Launceston, Tasmania.
The mission of the Forest Education Foundation is to “develop teacher and student knowledge about forest landscapes by providing educational opportunities that explore forest environments, resources and the future role of forests.”
Following the ceremonial opening of the conference, Zenn spoke about the importance of collaboration and encouraged participants to “add wood” to their activities and to take advantage of local expertise from business, government, universities, and non-profits. “They don’t have to be foresters,” said Zenn. “Find the connections. Social, economic, or environmental.”