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Welcome to the Nova Scotia Forestry Association

Forest Education

The Forest Education program was first developed in 2013 as a way for the NSFA to better achieve their goal of ensuring that natural resources education, with a specific focus

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Nova Scotia Envirothon

Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The Nova Scotia Envirothon program was established in 1993

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Atlantic Teachers' Tour

The Atlantic Teachers’ Tour is a dynamic and interactive event that gets teachers out of the classroom and into the field to have a first-hand learning

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Get to know the Nova Scotia Forestry Association

About Us

Originally established in the early 1940’s, the Nova Scotia Forestry Association (NSFA) was formed to help promote wise management and conservation

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Our Goal

Through collaboration and innovation the NSFA strives to reach our goal of ensuring that natural resources education, with a specific focus

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Why Educate?

With most of today’s generation of youth growing up indoors, with a ‘plugged-in’ lifestyle that is largely devoid of exploring

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  • Greening the Halifax Waterfront

    Download: 2015 NS Envirothon Oral Presentation, Halifax Waterfront Map and Trees of the Halifax Waterfront

  • Sustainable Agriculture / Locally Grown

    Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The program was first established in Pennsylvania, in 1979, under the name Environmental Olympics. It was s

  • Sustainable Rangeland Management

    Due to sponsorship changes in 2013, the program’s name changed once again, to the North American Envirothon. The 2013 North American Envirothon was held in Bozeman, Montana with 55 states and provin

  • Non-Point Source Pollution / Low Impact Development

    In 2006, the Canon Envirothon came back across the border to Canada and was held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Five years later, in 2011, the competition returned to Canada once again, be

  • Salt & Freshwater Estuaries

    In 2006, the Canon Envirothon came back across the border to Canada and was held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Five years later, in 2011, the competition returned to Canada once again, be

  • Protection of Groundwater Through Urban, Agricultural & Environmental Planning

    Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The program was first established in Pennsylvania, in 1979, under the name Environmental Olympics. It was s

  • Biodiversity in a Changing World

    Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The program was first established in Pennsylvania, in 1979, under the name Environmental Olympics. It was s

  • Recreational Impacts on Natural Resources

    The Nova Scotia Envirothon program began in 1993 and the first team to represent Nova Scotia the North American level was Cobequid Education Center (Truro). Over the next few years the program continu

  • Alternative/Renewable Energy

    Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The program was first established in Pennsylvania, in 1979, under the name Environmental Olympics. It was s