EAGLE RIVER - From timber harvesters to stream biologists, the forest can provide a wide range of jobs.
Hundreds of middle school students got to learn about those career options over the last two days in Eagle River.
The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association and the Northland Pines School District brought in 20 different professionals with jobs relating to forestry.
"Sometimes I think it's just about exposing kids to all the information and opening their eyes to say, 'Oh my gosh. What is that machine? What could I do someday to run that or be in charge of that or have my own?'" said Carie Brock. Brock is a Northland Pines School District Principal in Land O'Lakes.
Five hundred Students from nearby districts, including those from the U.P., went through the stations Thursday.
Students could also see the trees being harvested.
"We hope to inspire kids that someday that they can kind of keep the tradition going and taking good care of the world around us," said Brock.
This is the first Log-A-Load Charity Harvest in the Northland Pines School Forest.
Some of the money from the harvest will go to the Children's Miracle Network.