Sen. Shelnutt reads at Hayden Primary

Author Stephanie Fuller (left), Cliff O’Rear, and Sen. Shay Shelnutt present Lucy Meets a Logger to 10 first grade classes at Hayden Primary School. -Alabama Forestry Association

Sen. Shay Shelnutt read Lucy Meets a Logger to 10 first grade classes at Hayden Primary School in April. Shelnutt was joined by Stephanie Fuller, author and the Director of Workforce Development for the Forest Workforce Training Institute.

There to explain the importance of the forestry industry was Cliff O’Rear, the Alabama Forestry Association’s Director of Landowner Programs. O’Rear and Fuller educated the first graders on daily used products that come from trees and the many careers the forest industry offers.

Each first grade class was given a “Woods to Goods” box donated by the Alabama Sustainable Forestry Initiative. These boxes contained a Lucy Meets a Logger book and many educational components for teachers to use to explain the importance of the forest industry.

Lucy Meets a Logger was written about Fuller’s childhood and growing up in a logging family. She wrote this book as an educational tool to take in to schools and encourage the forest products industry in a positive light for our future leaders.

Hayden Primary was the twelfth stop on the Alabama Forestry Association’s Lucy Tour.

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