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Back In My Day…

Grade 6 to Grade 12

Students will describe the differences between historical and current logging practices in Algonquin Park. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Drama
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking

Forest Values

Grade 6 to Grade 8

Students will participate in a role-playing exercise to appreciate that forests provide a variety of benefits including economic, ecological, recreational and wildlife habitat values. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking

Tree Sampling

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will use a woodlot inventory as the context for learning about continuous one-variable data and standard deviation. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving

Life As A Tree

Junior to Grade 3

Students will learn about the significance and function of tree rings, cambium and heartwood and later use this knowledge to create their own model of their “life as a tree” to share with classmates. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science

Tree Keys

Grade 5 to Grade 8

Students will develop the observation and classification skills necessary to identify trees by developing tree identification keys. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • biology
  • Science
  • classification
  • Observation

Forestry Connects – Application

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Forestry Connects in Renfrew County provides students in eastern Ontario with the opportunity to see forestry first hand by visiting a forestry dependent community, interacting with those working in the industry, and seeing live operations. The goal is to expose high school students to potential careers and provide them an opportunity to learn more about the industry by interacting with those directly involved. Program will run Sept 22-23, 2016. Application attached.

    Urban Forests and the Emerald Ash Borer

    Grade 5 to Grade 8

    This lesson plan is an introduction to the benefits provided by urban forests and what makes an urban forest healthy. It explores issues of biodiversity and invasive species. Using the example of EAB, we will learn about the effect of invasive species on the urban forest and what we can do about it. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

    • Lesson Plans
    • Indoors/Outdoors
    • biology
    • Geography
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Application
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    What lies beneath… your feet!

    What lies beneath… your feet!

    Grade 9 to Grade 12

    This fantastic resource is all you need to learn about soils – from how soils develop, the impacts of climate change and invasive species, to the way that soils are classified. Filled with activities and information – a great resource for Envirothon.

    • Study Guides

    Winter Tree Key

    Grade 9 to Grade 12

    This handy Ontario Envirothon resource introduces you to Winter Tree ID, great for preparing for the Forestry topic! The key uses identifying characteristics that can help you identify species in the winter, using buds.

    • Fact Sheets
    • Other
    • Study Guides

    Canadian Soil Classification

    Grade 9 to Grade 12

    This handy Ontario Envirothon resource introduces you to the Canadian Soil Classification system, great for preparing for the Soils topic!

    • Fact Sheets
    • Other
    • Study Guides