Resources for Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Activity 1 – Stepping through Climate Science

The activity provides an overview of the connections between forests and climate. Students create a timeline of climate science over the past 200 years and gather information from U.S. Forest Service video about climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for forests.

This is one of 13 activities that can be found in PLT’s Southeastern Forests and Climate Change secondary module. To get the activity, “Choose Your Free Curriculum” on your PLT Account homepage. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.

Watch this 13-minute video to learn about what the U.S. Forest Service is doing to help our forests as we deal with a changing climate. The video is approximately 13 minutes long; suggested stopping points are at 8:17 and 10:35 for discussion. Alternatively, you may decide to have students watch the video for homework.


Download the copyright-free student pages that are included with this activity:

Timeline Cards (PDF)

Climate Science Timeline (PDF)

Forest Service and Climate Change Video (PDF)