|PLT’s High School Curriculum: Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests|
|Post Date:||September 11, 2019|
Nine activities in PLT's Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests teach students about forest health, watersheds, climate change, who owns America's forests, and more. The 176-page guide integrates teaching about forests into a multitude of subject areas using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. High school educators and junior college professors can obtain a copy of this curriculum by attending a PLT professional development workshop in their area. PLT's 50-state network trains more than 30,000 PreK-12 educators every year through 1,500 workshops held across the country.
The Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Forests module is designed to foster student understanding of- and appreciation for- the forested lands throughout North America. The module's activities provide an opportunity for hands-on study of forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, and other subject areas.
Through the activities found within this module, students examine ecological systems of a forest; analyze interdependencies within a forest ecosystem; and explore factors, such as fire, that shape the development of forests. In addition, they develop critical thinking skills and discover the importance of scientific analysis when making decisions about forest issues.
This resource was created, in part, with support from the USDA Forest Service and the Idaho Forest Products Group.
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Note: Project Learning Tree (PLT) in Minnesota has been cut back because the Division of Forestry experienced some major budget reductions. PLT will exist, but minimally, through June 30, 2013. The Department of Natural Resources is evaluating its role in how we handle forestry education. If you want to share your thoughts or have questions about how this impacts you, feel free to contact Laura Duffey at email@example.com or 651-259-5263.
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For more information visit http://www.plt.org/focus-on-forests or http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/plt/index.html
|Author:||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Project Learning Tree (PLT)|
|Length in pages or time:||176 pp.|
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|Order information or contact:||Laura Duffey Department of Natural Resources 500 Lafayette Rd Box 44 St. Paul, MN 55155-4044 Phone:651-259-5263 and 1-888-646-6367 Fax:651-296-5954 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/plt/index.html|
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