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Wood Magic Forest Fair

Wood Magic Forest Fair is a special event for fifth graders that mixes fun and entertainment with fascinating info about our forests. Students observe a sawmill in action and see a fire-fighting bulldozer while learning about recycling, forest ecology, and natural resources. The goal of the program is to teach kids how important forests and forest products are in their everyday lives. A key concept presented in this event is that through sustainable management we can enjoy the many benefits of a growing forest and can also harvest trees for the thousands of useful products that improve our quality of life. The goal is accomplished through a variety of hands-on activities led by forestry professionals from several organizations. There are six different stations students visit to learn about: forest product usage in everyday life; production of wood products using forestry equipment; the importance of fire in ecosystems; human and forest ecosystem relationships; the process of creating paper; and a magic show finale that synthesizes the information learned from all stations.

Due to a limited amount of class slots available, applications and acceptances are first-come, first-served. To apply for your field trip and learn about future fairs, visit the Wood Magic Forest Fair Website

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2022 Wood Magic Forest Fair Dates

  • T. Ed Garrison Arena, (Clemson) — October 4-7, 2022
  • Harbison State Forest, (Columbia) — October 24-28, 2022
  • Sewee Environmental Education Center, (Awendaw) — November 15-18, 2022


Virtual Option

The SC Forestry Commission has developed a virtual field trip experience as an alternative to attending the in-person Wood Magic Forest Fair program. Students will be able to watch recordings of all the learning stations and complete student pages to reinforce the demonstrations at each station. Please complete the survey below to get access to these FREE virtual resources. Educators can receive a WMFF teacher goodie bag for completing the survey.

Survey for WMFF Virtual Program Resources

Funds for the Wood Magic Forest Fair are provided through grants from partner organizations. Become a Wood Magic Forest Fair Sponsor!


Wood Magic Forest Fair
Wood Magic Forest Fair
Wood Magic Forest Fair
Wood Magic Forest Fair

FOR MORE INFORMATION Emily C. Oakman, Director of Landowner Outreach, Forestry Education and Programs at the Forestry Association of SC 803-798-4170,

The Forestry Association of South Carolina
4901 Broad River Road   |   Columbia, SC 29212
803.798.4170   |

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