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P r i m a r y

From a Seed to a Tree ($25)

Contents:

  • The Seed of a Tree - A Package of Wonders (lesson plans and poster)
  • A Special Gift (story book)
  • Seven Steps to a Seedling (brochure)
  • The Seed of a Tree (poster)
Students will compare their personal growth with that of a tree and the small boy who is the main character of a storybook entitled A Special Gift. Exploration of tree growth continues through hands-on lessons covering tree seed characteristics, parts and functions accompanied by seed-growing activities and experiments. Students have the opportunity to collect seeds, germinate and cultivate them to the seedling stage when they can be planted in school grounds or in yards at home. This is a recommended activity for turning those concrete jungle school grounds to green havens.

 

 
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I n t e r m e d i a t e

Forest Management - more than trees ($20)
Contents:

  • The Forest Explorers (activity book)
  • Securing Our Future - Sustainable Forest Management in BC (booklet)
  • The World of Our Forests (poster)
  • The World of Our Forests (activity sheet)
  • A Forest for All (activity)
  • Natural Resources Canada (statistics 1997/1998)
  • Tree Improvement in BC (pamphlet)

Animals, fish, hikers and loggers are only a few of the user groups students will consider as they challenge their perceptions of forest management and make decisions while juggling competing special interests. One activity uses the schoolyard as a model to spark debate on which users will have priority. Supporting information covers how trees make food, the greenhouse effect, tree products, recycling and conserving the forest. A popular papermaking activity that has students fashion handmade birthday or other special occasion cards, using pulp and flowers, is also in this package. BC forest statistics and trends are included for reference and extension assignments.

 

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S e c o n d a r y

 

Forest Resources, Management, Economy ($15)
Contents:

  • BC Forest Practices Code: An International Comparison (pamphlet)
  • Economics of Forest Industry in BC (photocopy)
  • Tending the Forest, Silviculture, Planning, and Resource Inventory (FOREM   activity modules)
  • Securing the Future (booklet)
  • Natural Resources Canada (statistics 1997/1998)
  • BC’s Private Forest Land (news release)

Students walk in foresters’ footsteps as they estimate tree heights prior to harvesting or preserving. This activity can be done in a tree setting. To obtain a global perspective, students are encouraged to study the differences between the facts and statistics on BC’s forest industry with those of other countries (information provided).
Tracing the trends and rises or falls in employment, exports and other economic data can be done with the handy profiles included. Students may be encouraged to be economists and do their own ‘forecasts’ for the industry based on the information they know.
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