Forest for the Tree’s Digital Pocket Guide includes 12 ready-to-use, hands-on activities that engage middle-school-aged youth in learning about trees, forests, and the environment. Click on the activities linked below, activities are also available as print ready pages.
Not an educator? No Problem! These fun easy-to-do activities are perfect for forest sector professionals and non-educators leading community outreach, career days, or field site visits with youth. Each 50-minute activity offers simple suggestions for leading learners aged 10 to 16 in themes related to sustainable forest management, including:
What is a forest?
Why do forests matter?
How do we sustain our forests?
What is our responsibility to our forests?
These themes and underlying concepts are outlined in PLT’s Forest Literacy Framework [insert hyperlink when available] . Forest literacy refers to the body of knowledge and skills surrounding forest topics. The Forest Literacy Framework presents a conceptual framework to increase understanding and empower actions by all for the benefit of our forests. The primary goal is to organize education and outreach about forests and increase individual forest literacy, so that everyone can:
• appreciate the importance of forests,
• understand concepts related to forests,
• communicate about forests in meaningful ways, and
• make informed and responsible decisions about forests and forest resources (as consumers, voters, policy makers, landowners, employees, and visitors to forests).
April 9: PLT Network Meeting and Check-in
|PLT Team Updates and Promotions
|About me: Rocco Saracina – Senior Manager, PLT Network
|About me: Tara Topping – Manager, Career Education
|Coping with COVID-19
|All the Ways that the Network is Finding Comfort and Renewal
PLT COVID-19 Response
|March Branch lead article and performance
|Online PD promo and performance
|Videos and accompanying activities
|PLT 2020 E-Summit
|PLT 2021 Coordinators’ Conference