Forest Education Resources
- Learn Forestry Website New Additions (www.learnforestry.com):
- "A Tree’s Story – From Seed to Finished Product" This Forestry Week 2007 presentation will soon be available, including a lesson resource and activity materials.
- New Forestry Resources for Teachers:
- "Gypo Logging- The Board Game": Somewhat similar to Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly, but with content unique to the forest industry. Stops along the board include land use issues, daily mishaps, ministry regulations, stumpage and many other harvesting challenges, as the players travel around the board using action cards. To find out more or to order a game, see www.gypologging.com The Gypo Logging Board Game will be on display in Squamish for their Loggers' Sports Days in early August.
- New Boreal 2007 Teaching Kit - Canadian Forestry Association- A new kit for 2007 is presently being completed (#8) and will again be on the Boreal Forest, due out in the fall for National Forestry Week at the end of September. Past teaching kit booklets that have included such topics as Climate Change, Water, Species at Risk, the Boreal Forest and Biodiversity are now available in a CD compilation format. See the CFA site to download or order a copy of the CD or the new teaching package: www.canadianforestry.com
- Forestry Teacher/ Student Web Links
- www.learnforestry.com Forest Education lessons, links & resource materials…
- www.forest-education.info (Council of Forest Industries) Info on forestry terms, careers, virtual tours. Click on "LINKS" for forestry-related sites.
- www.woodmagic.vt.edu/Kids/index.htm A great site for students and teachers. Shows the mill processes for plywood and lumber as well as wood products and other tree information in a user-friendly format. Also contains teacher lessons for the student section.
- www.ifdn.com/harvest/gismap.html (Irving Forest Discovery Network) Contains a great interactive forest management map, career info and a forest discovery box to see wood products up close.
- www.idahoforests.org/kids1.htm (Idaho Forest Products) Lessons, tree facts, paper-making info, wood products, forest health and a forest glossary are some of the offerings…
- www.tappi.org/paperu/all_about_paper/paperMade.htm Information about paper, wood products, forest management, sustainability…
- http://w3.upm-kymmene.com/upm/forestlife/index.html (UPM-Finland) An interactive walk through a forest with a tour guide explaining forest management, ecosystem protection, harvesting, etc.
- http://earthportal.org is the result of 650 of the world's top scientists in 49 countries coming together to produce the highest quality, non-commercial, non-profit resource for information about our planet anywhere in the World.
- www.cofi.org/download/forestry/maps06.ppt - Updated BC Ministry of Forest Mountain Pine Beetle maps from 2000-2006.
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