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This video is about a simple hike through the woods that turns into a learning experience for three teenagers. When a forester from the Kentucky Division of Forestry joins their outing, the young hikers begin an exploration of the history of the forests of Kentucky, the natural and human influences that have shaped them, and what it will take to ensure their future survival. The online video includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Forestry
 
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This site was created to provide information, research, and networking for people working in urban and community forestry. It is meant to inform, educate, and inspire the researcher, arborist, community group leader, and volunteer. The site contains: educational materials, how-to guides, a research database, discussion forums, a quarterly web-zine, a comprehensive link list of national and local resources, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Forestry
 
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In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree-ring core samples to help them understand that data for past climate changes can be gathered from sources beyond long-term weather observations. Students will be able to recognize the direct impact of climate on annual tree growth patterns. The student guide has an overall description of the activity, a list of materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Forestry
 
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This US Department of Agriculture publication contains 2 volumes: Conifers and Hardwoods. The handbook provides scientific names, general descriptions, habitats, ranges, climate, soils, associated forest cover, life history, uses, hybrids, and genetics information for over 200 North American trees. A glossary is available, as well as a summary and explanation of general tree characteristics, insect ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Glossary, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Forestry
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the geology of Olympic National Park in Washington state. It discusses the mountains and rocks of the park, Ice Age features (Puget Sound), coastal features, and forests of the area. There are links to park maps, visitor information, and additional resources. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Forestry, Geology
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) website discusses the geology of Virgin Islands National Park, examining the coral reefs that line this park, forests of the island, and the history of the area. There are maps and photos, and links to visitor information and additional resources. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Forestry, Geology
 
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This World Wildlife Fund campaign is concerned with forest conservation and management. Fieldwork such as the DGIS (the Directorate General for International Cooperation in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) -WWF Tropical Forest Portfolio project are featured, as well as policy issues,including genetically modified tree trials, forest fires and forest restoration. WWF partnerships with conservation ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Report
Subject: Forestry, Policy issues
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the seasonal changes that affect life in a temperate forest ecosystem and how organisms in a temperate forest are dependent on one another for proper nutrition. Students describe the three major types of organisms that live in an ecosystem, three types of consumers, food webs, and food chains. They ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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These maps show the distribution of forests for Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, Oceania, and South America. The maps were extracted from the global forest cover map produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000. Dark green colors on the maps indicate areas dominated by forests, according to the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map
Subject: Forestry, Physical geography
 
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These forestry lesson plans and field activities teach students: how trees function in an urban setting; how to collect data on trees in their urban environment in order to determine how well the tree is surviving; and how to participate in the development of an urban forest within their community. There are lessons to classify trees; measure the height, age, and growth rates of trees; and compare ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Lesson plan, Glossary
Subject: Forestry, Soil science
 
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