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Featured Resources

Old Trees, Old Tales – Sr

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will learn about the history of Sherwood Forest and how its management differs from modern day forests. Students will also research the stories behind significant local trees.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • History
  • Lanuage Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Research
  • Writing

Putting Down Roots

Junior to Intermediate

Students will learn about the diversity of native Ontario tree species as well as their specific habitat requirements. Students will apply their reading and deduction skills to determine which habitat is most suitable for each tree species.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading
2017: Sustainable Farming

2017: Sustainable Farming

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Farmers not only play a critical role in providing us with food, but also act as stewards of the landscape and contribute to conservation efforts to protect and enhance our natural ecosystems. They play a vital role in maintaining and improving soil health, water and air quality, providing increased wildlife and pollinator habitat, sequestration of carbon, and conserving water and energy.

Voluntary efforts, provincial and federal government incentives, as well as information to farmers can improve the sustainability of their practices. This year’s Envirothon Current Issue Study Guide will focus on best management practices and programs farmers use to balance the environment with food production.

  • Study Guides
  • Indoor
  • biology
  • Geography
  • Science

Choosing and Caring for your Christmas tree

Junior to Grade 12

This fact sheet gives you all the info you need when choosing and caring for you real, locally grown, Christmas tree!

  • Fact Sheets

Old Trees, Old Tales – Jr

Grade 1 to Grade 3

Students will learn about the history of Sherwood Forest and discover the stories behind significant local trees.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Observation
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing

Upcoming Events

Environmental Education Conference at UOIT

February 17th, 2017

Forests Ontario is excited to be presenting at the UOIT Environmental Education Conference about It Takes A Forest: Exploring the World of Forestry. The session will highlight the importance of our forests and provided educators with valuable resources to introduce forests into their own classrooms.


Eureka Conference

February 17th, 2017

Forests Ontario is excited to be attending the Eureka Conference with the TDSB to promote our education programs and resources.



May 5th, 2017

Forests Ontario is pleased to be exhibiting at the annual Ontario Society for Environmental Education Conference. Stop by our table to learn about our popular forest focused education programs.

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area 3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, ON

Ontario Envirothon Championships

May 28th–31st, 2017

Top teams from regional Envirothon competitions will  gather at Fleming College (Lindsay Campus) to compete for the title of Ontario Envirothon Champions.

The winning Ontario team will represent the province at the 2017 Envirothon in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

Fleming College, Lindsay

OISE Eco-Fair & Climate of Change Conference

February 4th, 2017

This one day conference will provide a professional learning opportunity in Environmental Education for TDSB teachers, OISE students, and others interested in the work of the EcoSchools Program.

Forests Ontario is pleased to be participating in the 8th annual eco-fair running over the conferences lunch. Join us to learn about our educational programs.

OISE, University of Toronto 252 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario