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"A Forestful of Lab Activities"

Author: David Glenn

Publication: Science Teacher, 54(6), pp. 51-53, Sept. 1987.

Date Published: 1987

Description: Describes field activities students can do in a woodlot. Focuses on estimating the amount of board feet available in an area.

Subject focus: Forestry, mathematical applications, science activities.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: Secondary

Contact: Science Teacher, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.

Cost: $5.00. Single copies.

 

"A Teachers' Guide to Arbor Month and People and Trees Supplement"

Organization(s): Minnesota Arbor Month Partnership

Date Published: 1990, 1992

Description: This curriculum packet is for grades K - 9. There is a section for each grade level with a month-long calendar of integrated tree-related activities. The packet includes lesson plans, student worksheets, bulletin board, and celebration ideas.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, trees.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: K - 9

Contact: Minnesota Arbor Month Partnership, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4044, 612/772-2088.

Cost: No cost.

 

"Ancient Forests"

Author: Margaret Anderson, Nancy Field, Karen Stephenson

Organization(s): Dog-Eared Publications

Date Published: 1994

Description: This book contains 16 activities to discover ecology of old-growth forests and their inhabitants. The authors present perspectives on preservation, recreation, and wood production.

Subject focus: Forest ecology, the value of old-growth forests.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes.

Emphasis: 4 - 6 (can be adapted to other grades)

Contact: Dog-Eared Publications, P.O. Box 620863, Middleton, WI 53562-0863, 608/831-1410.

Cost: $4.95

 

"Audubon Adventures"

Author:

Organization(s): National Audubon Society

Date Published:

Description: Audubon offers a series of nature-related kits for the classroom. Each year a new series of topics is presented. The series includes a newspaper for students, activities, teacher's guide, and video.

Subject focus: Various science and nature-related topics.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation.

Emphasis: 5 - 6

Contact: National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.

Cost: $35.00 per classroom. Local Audubon chapters will locate business sponsors in the community for your school.

 

"Branching Out: Forest Studies with Children," Parts 1 and 2.

Author: Susan Argast, Cheryl MacDonald. Publications: Green Teacher, 42, pp. 17-19, Feb.-Mar. 1995; 43, pp. 37-40, June-Sept. 1995. Part 1 also in Clearing , 95, pp. 12-13, Nov.-Dec. 1996.

Date Published: 1995, 1996

Description: These articles provide an integrated unit about trees and forests. The first part presents activities to sharpen sensory awareness of trees. The second part presents activities to examine biological processes of trees and the ecological importance of forests.

Subject focus: Trees, forests, ecology, multisensory learning.

Emphasis: Awareness, skills, participation.

Emphasis: Primary grades

Contact: Green Teacher, P.O. Box 1431, Lewiston, NY 14092

416/960-1244. Fax: 416/925-3474. Web Site: http://www.web.ca/ - greentea/

Cost: $5.00 each.

 

"Celebrate Spring! K-6 Earth Day/Arbor Day Activities"

Author: Genny Fannucchi, Carrie Morgan

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1996

Description: This booklet offers integrated activities for students to learn about trees, phenology, and mapping the school yard.

Subject focus: Trees, mapping.

Emphasis: Awareness, Skills.

Emphasis: K-6

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7929, 608/267-7494. Publication Number: PUB FR-110

Cost: No cost.

 

"Discovery Curriculum: For Use with Middle Grade Students In or Out of the Classroom"

Author: Mimi Wickless

Organization(s): National Arbor Day Foundation

Date Published: 1993

Description: This field tested curriculum is designed to promote wise environmental stewardship through active learning. Goals include: awareness of the interdependence of things; to be able to describe the environment by its biotic and abiotic components; ability to identify wise stewardship activities and exhibit skills necessary to engage in them. Units include teaching methods, worksheets and experiment observation sheets, and assessment activities. Some of the topics include: plant mechanics, food webs, habitat, adaptations, environment, ecosystems, value-based decision making, and the importance of individual action.

Subject focus: Ecological concepts, environmental action.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, teaching methods.

Emphasis: Middle School

Contact: National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410

(402) 474-5655, webste: http://www.arborday.org

Cost: $19.99

 

 

"Ecology Discovery Activities Kit: A Complete Teaching Unit for Grades 4-8"

Author: Janet R. Galle, Patricia A. Warren

Organization(s): The Center for Applied Research in Education

Date Published: 1990

Description: This activity guide offers 49 lessons with worksheets to help students develop science process skills and basic ecology concepts. This guide would be useful for collecting information about your schoolyard and natural areas.

Subject focus: Ecological concepts, science process skills.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: 4-8

Contact: The Center for Applied Research in Education, West Nyack, NY 10995.

Cost: $27.95

 

"Ecosystem Matters - Activity and Resource Guide for Environmental Educators"

Organization(s): United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Rocky Mt. Region.

Date Published: 1995

Description: This curriculum guide is a collection of activities, ideas, stories and games designed to help students to look at themselves, their environment, and to recognize our interconnectedness with all things. Each activity includes recommended grade levels, objectives, time frame, skills developed, materials needed, and a vocabulary.

Subject focus: Ecosystems , e cological concepts, resource management issues.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitude, skills, teaching methods.

Emphasis: K - 12

Contact: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 201 14 th Street, P.O. Box 96090, Corner 14 th and Independence (2NW), Washington, DC 20090-6090.

Cost: $40.00

 

"Education and Wisconsin's Forest Resource"

Author: Genny Fannucchi

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1994

Description: This is a report about the issues and initiatives on forest resource education and the future. The report provides educators with an understanding of what issues in forest ecology and forest management need greater educational attention and what future actions are planned in forest resource education.

Emphasis: Teacher enrichment.

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921. 608/267-7494 Publication number: PUB FR-097

Cost: No cost.

 

 

"Energy Flow in a Woodland Ecosystem"

Author: T.J. Aston

Publication: Journal of Biological Education, 12(3), pp. 163-78, Sept. 1978.

Date Published: 1978

Description: The author describes a project studying energy flow in a woodland ecosystem. Methods are described on how to quantify or estimate data collection with simple equipment.

Subject focus: Scientific process skills.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: Secondary.

Contact: Institute of Biology, 20-22 Queensbury Place, London, England SW72DZ

Phone: 011 44 171 581333. FAX. 011 44 171 823 9409.

 

 

"Environmental Awareness Activities for Librarians and Teachers: 20 Interdisciplinary Units for Use in Grades 2-8"

Author: Martha Seif Simpson

Organization(s): McFarland & Company, Inc.

Date Published: 1995

Description: This book includes a chapter about forests and woodlands. The author provides several integrated activity ideas with resources, including library skills, arts and crafts, spelling and vocabulary, geography, math, music, history, sociology, theater arts, and topics for discussion. Other sample topics include: seas and oceans, grasslands, wetlands, endangered species, and habitats.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude.

Emphasis: 2-8

Cost: $29.50

 

 

"Exploring the Woodland Floor"

Author: Pat Banner

Publication: Communicator , 5(2), pp. 32-5.

Date Published: 1974

Description: This article examines life underfoot in the forest. Woodland cycles, recycling, food chain, and animal habitats are discussed.

Subject focus: Woodland ecology, biology.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge.

Emphasis: K-8

Contact: New York State Outdoor Education Assoc., 518/842-0501. Northern Illinois University library has a copy available through inter library loan with your local library. Have your library contact NIU at 815/753-2003 or email<illdept@niu.edu>

 

 

"Exploring Woodlands"

Author: Tony Pearce

Organization(s): Learning Through Landscapes, United Kingdom

Date Published: 1990

Description: This activity guide is cross-curricular with field-based activities, follow-up classroom work, teaching suggestions, and expansion ideas. The 20 units include teaching notes and photocopiable student sheets. Topics range from investigating a single tree to the nature and function of woodlands and the consumers that live in the woods.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, trees, woodland ecology, woodland animals.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: 4 to 9

Contact: Green Brick Road, c/o Dumas Court, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, M3B2W8.

800/473-3638. Website: http://gbr.org

Cost: $23.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling

 

 

"Field Guides Made Easy"

Author: Diane Held Phillips, Marianne E. Krasny

Organization(s): Cornell University

Date Published: 1991

Description: This is a 4-H leaders' guide that describes activities for teaching and tells how to use field guides for identifying trees and birds. Each activity includes: objectives, instructions, and materials needed.

Subject focus: Identifying and classifying, trees, ornithology.

Emphasis: Skills.

Emphasis: Elementary, Secondary

Contact: Cornell University, Cornell University Resource Center, 7 BTP, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Cost: $2.50 (25 or more $1.75 each)

 

 

 

"Forest Trees of Wisconsin - How to Know Them"

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1990

Description: This tree field guide uses a "tree road map" written key to identify native Wisconsin trees. Tree descriptions include form, bark, leaf, fruit, range, wood (uses) and drawings.

Subject focus: Trees, identifying and classifying.

Emphasis: Skills.

Emphasis: 4 - 12

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication number: PUB FR- 053

Cost: Free sets of 35 for classroom use. Suggested donation: $1.00

 

 

Forest Trees of Wisconsin (Poster)

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1995

Description: This 20" by 30" poster of Wisconsin forest trees includes a tree identification activity on the back. The poster is a good companion with Forest Trees of Wisconsin - How to Know Them.

Subject focus: Trees

Emphasis: Classroom resource.

Emphasis: K - 12

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921. 608/267-7494 Publication number: PUB FR-101

Cost: No cost.

 

 

"Forest, Land and Water: Understanding Our Natural Resources"

Author: Dr. Dennis Sunol, Mary Haas, et al.

Organization(s): Natural Resources Education Series

Date Published: 1991

Description: This curriculum guide is designed to supplement textbooks with active learning lessons and to develop in the learner practical understanding of natural resource science concepts and stewardship attitudes and actions. The series consists of a teacher's guide and 12 modules. Topics involve tree biology, forest processes and growth, forest ecology, soils, water, watersheds, resource management, and appreciating natural beauty. Each module includes background information, objectives, exploring phase, inventing the idea phase, expanding the idea phase, final evaluation, glossary, student handouts, figures for transparencies, and concept maps.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, forests, trees, ecological concepts.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: K-8

Contact: West Virginia University, Mary Haas, Curriculum and Instruction, PO Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26505, 304/293-3441, ext. 1328.

Cost: No cost for book.

 

"Forests Are Fun Activity Book"

Author: Laurie Osterndorf

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry

Date Published: 1992

Description: This activity book introduces young children to trees and forests.

Subject focus: Trees, ecology, trees and people.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge.

Emphasis: K-3

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication Number: PUBL-FR-073 92

Cost: No cost.

 

"Green Schools Activity Booklet"

Author: Sacramento Tree Foundation

Organization(s): Sacramento Tree Foundation

Date Published: 1992

Description: This guide has 24 interdisciplinary, hands-on activities related to trees and conservation. The instructions are not consistent.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, biology of trees, experiments with plant and seed growth, environmental issues.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: Elementary

Contact: Sacramento Tree Foundation, 201 Lathrop Way, Suite F, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916/924-8733.

Cost: Out of Print. Currently the book is being revised.

 

 

"Growing Greener Cities: Environmental Education Guide"

Organization(s): American Forests

Date Published: 1992

Description: This guide includes five lessons with thirteen teacher tested activities about the urban forest, trees, energy, and environmental issues. Subjects, skills, a time frame, materials, and background are included with each activity. Use it in conjunction with the book Growing Greener Cities: A Tree Planting Handbook . (See next item.)

Subject focus: Trees, urban forests, urban ecology, environmental science.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: 6-12

Contact: American Forests, PO Box 2000, Washington, DC 20013, 202/955-4500.

Cost: $10.95 (includes shipping and handling)

 

"Growing Greener Cities: A Tree-Planting Handbook"

Author: Gary Moll and Stanley Young

Organization(s): American Forests

Date Published: 1992

Description: This book is written about urban forests. The focus of the book is on planning and planting trees in an urban environment. A companion education guide, Growing Greener Cities: Environmental Education Guide, helps teachers use this book with students.

Subject focus: Trees, urban forests, urban ecology, environmental science.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: 6-12

Contact: American Forests, PO Box 2000, Washington, DC 20013, 202/955-4500.

Cost: $10.95 (includes shipping and handling)

 

"Homes for Wildlife"

Author: Marilyn Wyzga

Organization(s): New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Date Published: 1993

Description: This guide offers concrete and practical information for enhancing school grounds. It provides step-by-step procedures for assessing and mapping, developing and implementing a plan, and maintenance. The information is geared toward grades K - 6, with developmentally appropriate activities for each age group.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, multisensory.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: K - 6

Contact: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Attn: Business Division, 2 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301, 603/271-3211. A Minnesota edition is available from School Nature Area Project, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057, 507/646-3599.

Cost: $10.00

 

"Keepers of Life" (Also available: Keepers of Life Teacher's Guide)

Author: Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac

Organization(s): Fulcrum, Inc.

Date Published: 1994

Description: This hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum is based on Native American stories. Each unit contains sections on topics, discussion questions, activities, objectives, materials, some worksheets, and alternative activities suggestions for environmental action.

Subject focus: Botany, plant ecology, natural history, Native American oral traditions, environmental stewardship.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: K-12

Cost: $22.95 (Teacher's guide, $9.95)

 

"Keepers of the Earth " (Also available: Keepers of Life Teacher's Guide )

Author: Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac. Publisher: Fulcrum, Inc.

Date Published: 1988, 1989

Description: This hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum is based on Native American stories. Each unit contains sections on topics, discussion questions, activities, objectives, materials, some worksheets, alternative activities suggestions for environmental action.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, e arth science, seasons, weather, water, plants and animals, Native American oral traditions, stewardship.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: K - 12

Cost: $22.95 (Teacher's Guide $9.95)

 

 

"Learning Through Landscapes - Various Book Titles"

Organization(s): Learning Through Landscapes, United Kingdom

Description: Learning Through Landscapes is a national program in the United Kingdom committed to helping transform school grounds for the benefit of children. The following books are published by LTL: The Outdoor Classroom; Special Places, Special People; Grounds for Sharing; Growing Naturally; People, Plants, and Places; Mathematics in the School Grounds, Science in the School Grounds, Arts in the School Grounds, Geography in the School Grounds, ESSO: Schoolwatch Survey Pack. These books are not directly related to woodlands, but are useful for schools interested in fully utilizing their school grounds. Detailed information about these publications is available on the Green Brick Road web site. Two other publications, Trees in the School Grounds and Exploring Woodlands are listed separately in this Earth Partnership Curriculum Resource Guide.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, schoolyards, outdoor education.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: Pre-K to 12

Contact: Green Brick Road, c/o 8 Damas Court, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B2W8, 800/477-BOOK or call 416/465-1597, Fax: 416/537-7515,

Website: http://gbr.org

 

"One Bird Two Habitats - A Middle School Environmental Education Curriculum on Migratory Birds"

Author: Susan Gilchrist, Kadi Row, David Borneman

Organization(s): National Association of the Americas (NAPA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Biology Education, US Forest Service.

Date Published: 1995

Description: This curriculum is a 3 to 6 week unit for grades 6 through 8. The topic is neotropical migratory bird conservation. The major theme is interconnectedness between people, birds, and forests in different parts of the world. The unit presents one issue, the decline of neotropical migratory birds, and emphasizes the connection between Wisconsin and Nicaragua. The activities are interdisciplinary and require active participation. Activities include concepts, objectives, teacher background, time frame, materials, subjects, procedure, discussion, extension, and assessment.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, birds and migration, forest ecosystems, science process skills, global environmental issues.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: 6 - 8

Contact: Daryl Covell, UW-Madison, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, 1630 Linden Dr., Rm. 226, Madison, WI 53706, 608/265-8264.

Cost: Available only through workshops. $20.00 for workshop and includes curriculum materials.

 

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Organization(s): American Forest Foundation, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

Date Published: 1993

Description: This curriculum is designed to increase the students' understanding of the environment; to engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills; to develop in students the ability to make informed decisions; and to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Each activity includes objectives, subjects, skills, concepts, background information, materials, procedure, references, and related activities. Themes include diversity, interrelationships, systems, structure and scale, and patterns of change. Two new secondary curriculums are titled Focus on the Forest and Forest Ecology . Curriculum is only distributed through workshops.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, trees and forests, environmental concepts.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: K-12

Contact: Project Learning Tree, Project WILD Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/264-6280.

 

"Ranger Rick's - Nature Scope - Trees are Terrific"

Author: Judy Braus, Editor

Organization(s): National Wildlife Federation

Date Published: 1992

Description: This activity guide provides children in grades Kindergarten through eight with hands-on learning experiences dealing with trees, forests, and people. Each chapter includes background information, activities, and "copycat pages" (student handouts). Each activity stands by itself and includes teaching objectives, materials needed, age range, and subjects covered.

Subject focus: Trees, forest communities, human relationships with the forest.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: K - 8

Contact: National Wildlife Federation, 1400 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036-2266.

Cost: $7.95

 

Science Action Labs Part 2: Environment

Author: Ed Shevick, Florence Schevick

Date Published: 1995

Description: This innovative, hands-on science activity book is designed to teach students about their environment. The activities are written for students to work in teams. Activity subjects include trees, soil, ecosystems, air pollution, recycling, and other environmental topics.

Subject focus: Science process skills.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: 4 - 9

Contact: Ed Shevick, 24320 Martha Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

Cost: $12.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

"Seed to Seedling: A California Native Oak Curriculum for KindergartenTthrough Sixth Grade Children"

Author: Kay Antunez de-Mayolo

Organization(s): Sacramento Tree Foundation

Date Published: 1991

Description: This hands-on curriculum resource guides students through the harvesting of acorns to nurturing a young oak tree. Curriculum connections are made with all subjects, and students learn the process of inquiry-based science. Each activity includes objectives, background, evaluation methods, references, and worksheets. Appendices contain suggestions on how to encourage students in the scientific process and planning a tree planting celebration. Written for California but adaptable for Wisconsin.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, science process skills, seeds, plant growth, student projects.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: K-6

Contact: Sacramento Tree Foundation, 201 Lathrop Way, Suite F, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916/924-8733. Available through Acorn Naturalist, 800/422-8886.

Cost: $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

 

 

"Sustainable Forestry: Commitment to the Future, Educator's   Packet"

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry

Date Published: March 1996

Description: This activity booklet, developed by the Wisconsin DNR, provides suggestions and materials for a unit introducing concepts of sustainable forestry to middle and high school students. Included with the pack are several materials that can be used in the classroom.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, forestry issues.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitudes, skills, participation.

Emphasis: 6-12

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication number: PUBL IE-072

Cost: No cost.

 

 

Sustainable Forestry Commitment to the Future (Poster)

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1995

Description: This colorful 19.5" by 24.5" poster depicts the ecological, recreational, and economic uses of the forest. Information on the back introduces the concept of sustainable forestry.

Subject focus: Sustainable forestry.

Emphasis: Classroom resource.

Emphasis: K - 12.

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication number: PUBL FR-105-95

Cost: No cost.

 

"Sustainable Forestry," EE News Newsletter , 12(3)

Author: Carrie Morgan, Editor

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1996

Description: This newsletter includes background information about sustainable forest management and selected forest-related activities. Activities range from tree identification to role playing the management of an 80 - acre school forest.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, forestry issues.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills, attitude.

Emphasis: K - 12.

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication number: PUB-FR-111 96

Cost: No cost.

 

"Sustainable Forestry" (printed in a newspaper format)

Author: Marta Bender

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1995

Description: This publication is written for Wisconsin residents about the working philosophy of the forestry program in Wisconsin. Students can use this information in conjunction with studying forest-related issues.

Subject focus: Sustainable forestry.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, attitude.

Emphasis: 6 to adult

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication Number: PUB FR-106-95

Cost: No cost.

 

"Sustaining Our Forest Resource: What is Your Role? Student Workbook"

Author: Laurie Osterndorf, Nancy Piraino.

Organization(s): Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1997

Description: This booklet contains 11 activities and games to encourage students to understand sustainable forestry and their future role as environmentally informed decision makers.

Subject focus: Sustainable forestry.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge.

Emphasis: 4 to 8

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608/267-7494. Publication number: PUB-FR-117 97

Cost: No cost.

 

"Teach the Children Well"

Author: Dennis Bell

Publication: Urban Forests, 12(6), pp. 16, Dec.-Jan. 1993.

Date Published: 1993

Description: Provides techniques on how to help urban and suburban children appreciate and understand the values of trees and forests. The author includes a book list.

Subject focus: Trees, forests.

Emphasis: Awareness, attitude, teaching methods.

Emphasis: Elementary

Contact: American Forests, P.O. Box 2000, Washington, D.C. 20013, 202/955-4500.

Cost: $3.00 (for xerox)

 

"The Abundance of Nature's Imagination: Schoolyard Naturalizations As an Inspiration for the Arts"

Author: Karen Krupa

Publication: Green Teacher, 38, pp. 16-17, April - May 1994.

Date Published: 1994

Description: An artist describes the potential of integrating a schoolyard naturalization project into the art curriculum.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, art.

Emphasis: Awareness, skills, participation.

Emphasis: Elementary

Contact: Green Teacher; P.O. Box 1431, Lewiston, NY 14092,

416/960-1244, Fax: 416/925-3474, Website: http://www.web.ca/ - greentea/

Cost: $5.00. (single copies)

 

"The Outdoor Classroom: Experiencing Nature in the Elementary Curriculum"

Author: Phyllis Alexander, Editor, and others

Organization(s): Indiana State Dept. of Education

Date Published: 1991

Description: This curriculum guide provides integrated activities for children to experience education outdoors. The introduction discusses steps in creating an outdoor classroom. The ten model lessons each include objectives, related curriculum, background, teaching methods, and more. Some of the lessons are: discovering local wildlife, gathering information about birds, experiences with trees, learning about soil, facts about plants, examination of rocks, awareness of the water cycle, and weather observations.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, botany, geology, weather, animals.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills, participation, teaching methods.

Emphasis: Elementary

Contact: Indiana Dept. of Education, Office of Program Development, Room 229- Statehouse, Atten: Rose Sloan, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798,

FAX: 317-232-9121.

Cost: $3.00 (includes shipping and tax)

 

"Trees: Dead or Alive"

Author: Marianne Krasny

Organization(s): Cornell University

Date Published: 1991

Description: This 4-H leader's guide provides activities about trees and forests which emphasize using good observation skills. The three sections with activities are: discovering how trees grow; community of plants and animals that live in and on the trees; inferring how the forest will look in the future. Each activity contains background information, materials needed, objectives, and record sheets. Many of the activities require a wooded area.

Subject focus: Plant growth, forest ecology, observational skills.

Emphasis: Awareness, skills, knowledge.

Emphasis: Age 9 and older

Contact: Cornell University, Cornell University Resource Center, 7 BTP, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Cost: $5.50 (25 or more $3.85 each)

 

"Trees in the School Grounds"

Author: Rosemary Clark, Peter Walters.

Organization(s): Learning Through Landscapes, United Kingdom

Date Published: 1992

Description: This guide contains twelve interdisciplinary units focusing on trees and five class/school-wide projects. Each activity includes objectives, background information, materials, and suggestions for investigation and interpretation. Projects involve planting, creating a nursery, a tree-trail, and an outdoor learning area.

Subject focus: Interdisciplinary, trees, environmental action.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude, participation.

Emphasis: 3-8

Contact: Green Brick Road, c/o 8 Dumas Court, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, M3B2W8, 800/477-BOOK or 416/465-1597, Fax: 416/537-7515, Website: http://gbr.org.

Cost: $16.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling

 

"Understanding Our Environment: Life"

Author: Laura M. Sanders Arndt

Organization(s): National Science Teachers Association

Date Published: 1995

Description: This is one unit from a seven - unit series titled Understanding Our Environment . It is designed for students to investigate the environment. This part is specifically about migratory songbirds that live in your community. Through direct experience and activities students determine the birds' role in the community and their requirements for survival. Students then take their new knowledge and create a wildlife habitat at their school. Other topics in the series include air, water, land, people.

Subject focus: Ecosystems, migratory birds, ecological concepts, environmental action.

Emphasis: Knowledge, skills, participation.

Emphasis: Elementary, secondary

Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201, 800/722-6782. Stock number: PB115X

Cost: $35.00

 

"WHAT'S IN THE WOODS?"

Author: Sara Swan Miller

Organization(s): Cygnet Mill Books

Date Published: 1995

Description: This book offers activities for students to explore the woods through investigation, using their senses, language, and science skills. Selections may be reproduced with permission from the publisher.

Subject focus: Woodlands, forest plants and animals.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills.

Emphasis: Ages 8 and older

Contact: Cygnet Mill Books, P.O. Box 387, Rosendale, New York 12472.

Cost: $11.95

 

"Where Are All the Trees?"

Author: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Organization(s): Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Date Published: 1995

Description: This curriculum guide focuses on trees, forestry, and the forest ecosystem. The guide includes a primer for students to explore trees and forests and a companion collection of tree and forest-related activities. Written for Minnesota but adaptable for Wisconsin.

Subject focus: Trees, forest history, wildlife, forest uses.

Emphasis: Awareness, knowledge, skills, attitude.

Emphasis: K-9

Contact: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4044.

Cost: Currently not available.