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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

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

Upcoming Events

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.


Let’s Get Together Parent Expo

May 6th, 2017

The Let’s Get Together Parent Expo will bring together educational resources and organizations that cater to families, schools and communities groups. The Parent Expo will provide an unparalleled platform for everyone to network and grow together.

Stop by the Forests Ontario booth to learn more about our many education programs including the Ontario Envirothon, Forestry Connects, Tree Bee, Focus on Forests and Forestry in the Classroom.

Etobicoke Olympium

Sustainable Agriculture: Envirothon Webinar

March 2nd, 2017

Farmers are stewards of the land and care about the environment and communities they farm and live in. Learn first hand from a southwestern Ontario grain farmer on the practices he is using to improve the sustainability of his farm. This webinar is presented with support from Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Pre-registration is required. Webinar will start at 2:30 pm (EST)


Ontario Woodlot Association Annual Conference

April 28th–29th, 2017

Newmarket Community Centre, Newmarket

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.