PLT’s Monitoring Forest Health activity

Maine teachers Laurie Haines and James Baxter designed a class unit focusing on PLT’s Monitoring Forest Health activity. The following documents outline their unit, which uses a local wildlife sanctuary for the forestry field site:

  1. Field Trip Requirements – This document outlines necessary pre-, post-, and on-site student tasks.
  2. Group Project Description – This document sets up requirements for a group project on a visual presentation of the field site.
  3. Field Trip Worksheet Packet – This document mimics the PLT Student Pages for the Monitoring Forest Health activity, and includes a checklist and additional images and questions to guide students through field investigations, every step of the way.
  4. Photo Journal Rubric – This rubric can be used to assess the group project work.