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Featured Resources

Parts of Tree

Grade 2 to Grade 5

Learn about the parts of a tree and their function with this handy factsheet.

  • Fact Sheets

Forest Growth & Carbon Capture

Grade 9 to Grade 12

In this lesson, students will learn about the dynamic growth rate of a tree as it ages and the variable environmental factors that affect its growth.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoor
  • Math
  • Numeracy

Weird Wood Flashcards – Jr

Grade 2 to Grade 5

Have you ever wondered where the man-made things around you come from? All of them had to come from somewhere! These fun flashcards cards can be printed and will help students learn where everyday wood products come from. They may even find the some surprising items are made with wood.

  • Activities
  • Indoor
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving

Soil Solutions

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will explore how plant growth can be affected by soil and soil health.

  • Lesson Plans
  • biology
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Observation
  • Research

Tree Planting Colouring Sheet

Grade 1 to Grade 2

Learn about Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program with this printable colouring sheet.

  • Activities
  • Art
  • Fine Arts

Upcoming Events

York Tree Bee

November 7th, 2017

Tree Bee is returning to York Region for the third year and we are inviting grade 4, 5 & 6 teachers to register up to 20 students in teams of 1 to 4, there is no cost to participate. The competition will run from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Pre-registration is required. Follow the EventBrite link to get your tickets starting Sept. 6, 2017.


CIF-IFC AGM & Conference

September 27th–29th, 2017

Explore the 109th CIF-IFC Conference agenda, speakers, special guests, and the many special events planned to celebrate National Forest Week 2017.

Ottawa, Ontario

Ontario School Counsellor’s Association Conference

November 6th–7th, 2017

Forests Ontario is pleased to be attending the annual OSCA conference to share information about forestry careers and educational resources.  Stop by our booth to learn more!

International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

CIF Teacher’s Forestry Tour

August 8th–11th, 2017

You are invited to attend the 16th annual CIF teachers’ FORESTY TOUR and learn about forest science, research and management in a 4 day/3 night PD experience sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Forestry.  Meet professionals in the field of forest science and research, as well as visit forestry operations and product mills.  A great chance to become more informed!  Space limited to 30 teachers.

Canadian Ecology Centre, Mattawa

International Plow Match

September 19th–23rd, 2017

One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas. This year, along with celebrating the 100th IPM, we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday.