- Alaska Region Learning Center
- Electronic Field Trip to the Forest—Three teenagers hiking through a Kentucky forest meet a forester who teaches them about their surroundings.
- Emerald Ash Borer Education Packet—While this packet is centered on Michigan, the activities included will work anywhere.
- Forest For Every Class
- Nab the Aquatic Invaders —Check out unusual species that make real problems in American waters. Fun for students with good support for teachers.
- If Trees Could Talk—A forest history, middle school curriculum correlated to national history and social studies standards. This 9-module curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to download social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources—documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs—from which students will be asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights.
- US Forest Service Conservation Education—Links to Forest Service curriculum: Urban Forest Lab, Ecosystem Matters and Woodsy Owl Activity Guide.
- Living With Fire: Making Wise Choices—A poster and activities on the use of fire. Website includes information and activities on Native American use of fire, unmanaged and managed forest fires and forest fires near property. For a copy of the poster contact Forest Service or state contact.
- Mathematics and Science Partnerships
- New Hampshire's Project WEB (also doing the MSP program above)
- Our Forests & Parks—This joint Ad Council/Forest Service campaign is aimed at 8-12-year-olds and their parents. It has a locator for outdoor activities, on-line games, and links to several PSA's, including one with Shrek the Ogre.
Books to Read and/or Order On-Line (also includes movies):
- Classroom Earth
- The Forest Where Ashley Lives — Ashley and her father, the town forester, show what trees live in their town and what they do for the community. Grades K-3.
- The Greatest Good—The Forest Service centennial documentary frames the epic story of the struggle to manage a nation’s resources amid global change. Broken into four parts, the movie can be shown in it's whole or in part. Part One covers the conservation movement of the Progressive Era. Part Two includes the two World Wars and the Depression, Part Three is post World War II and Part Four includes the environmental movement of the 1970's to current day. The movie can enhance several of the modules from "If Trees Could Talk".
- The Natural Inquirer—The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal created for scientists to share their research with students. The goal of the journal is to stimulate critical reading and thinking about scientific inquiry and investigation while learning about the natural environment.
- The Watershed Journey of Linus Loon—an illustrated storybook to teach kids about watershed ecology.
- Understanding the Game of the Environment—A Forest Service publication.
- Woodsy’s ABCs—An ABC book meant to be read to children in pre-school through grade one. (Note: For username and password for purchase, contact a Forest Service contact.)
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