Forests Ontario

Emerald Ash Borer Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets

Download this handy fact sheet to learn all about the Emerald Ash Borer and its impact on our trees!

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies

TD Building Outdoor Classrooms

Other

Outdoor classrooms bring learning to life. An outdoor classroom is a space that brings learning outside. It becomes a gathering place for teachers and students and provides an opportunity to integrate nature into your school grounds. This guide introduces you to all that you need know about bringing an outdoor classroom to your school.

Tree ID Wordsearch

Activities

A tree ID wordsearch

Tree Bee Teacher’s Guide

Study Guides

Tricks and tips to help educators incorporate Tree Bee resources into their classroom. Tree Bee provides an engaging learning experience introducing students in grades 4-6 to tree identification and basic forest concepts.

Forest and Nature School in Canada

Other

The role of this guide is to help educators and the communities that surround and support them, (such as administrators, facilities staff, parents, licensing officials, etc.), to learn more about Forest and Nature School (FNS) and what this model of education offers Canadian children.

Canada’s Arboreal Emblems

Fact Sheets

Did you know that each province has its own tree? Download this fact sheet to learn about yours!

Clearcutting

Fact Sheets

Clearcutting is a forestry practice where most or all trees are cut in a harvesting area. Contrary to popular belief, clearcutting is considered one of the most sustainable ways of managing forests in certain forests regions – find out why!

Focus on Forests: Teacher’s Toolbox

Lesson Plans

This toolbox is intended to assist teachers in using resources that introduce forests into the classroom. Each section has related Focus on Forests resources suggested as accompaniments to the subjects.

    Oak Ridges Moraine

    Fact Sheets

    The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of southern Ontario’s most important and vulnerable ecological regions, stretching 160 kilometers from the Trent River in the east to the Niagara Escarpment in the west. Learn about the history of the moraine, and the efforts being made to restore its natural beauty.

    Height of a Tree

    Activities

    Knowledge of the tree heights is important for a variety of reasons. But guessing tree height doesn’t need fancy tools, you can use simple math and a ruler! Try out the method below to see how big a tree near your house or in a local park is.

    Scavenger Hunt

    Activities

    Our forests are beautiful—so be gentle as you walk through them. If you are collecting any of the items in this scavenger hunt, make sure that they have already fallen on the ground. For those items that are not on the ground, just observe and check off that you’ve found them. Let the searching begin!

    Urban Forest

    Activities

    An urban forest can be defined by any and all woody plant vegetation growing in and around a city, town, suburb, or any other urban area.

    Tree Planting

    Fact Sheets

    Trees are one of the most important components of our environment. They improve air quality, provide food and shelter for humans and wildlife, and also influence climate change.

    Invasive Species Wordsearch

    Activities

    Invasive Species Wordsearch

    Silviculture

    Fact Sheets

    Silviculture is the art and science of growing trees, and refers to a practice of controlling the growth, quality, composition, health and establishment of forests, with specific focus on meeting diverse needs and values.

    Glossary of Forest Management Terms

    Other

    A glossary of Forest Management Terms.

    2014: Sustainable Agriculture

    2014: Sustainable Agriculture

    Study Guides

    Sustainable agriculture is necessary if we want to ensure a healthy food future. Conventional agricultural practices have been essential in meeting the needs of a growing population, but efforts are needed to improve the sustainability of our agricultural practices. This study guide will introduce you to best management practices, the impact to our environment and case studies around agriculture.

    • Geography
    • Science

    Fundraising Kit

    Other

    Use this kit to help you raise your registration fees!

    Refund Policy

    Forests Ontario acknowledges that Ontario Envirothon registration costs may need to be refunded due to various circumstances. This document outlines this policy.

    Wildlife

    Wildlife

    Study Guides

    This Study Guide is to be used to help Ontario Envirothon teams prepare for the Ontario Envirothon Program.

    • Geography
    • Science
    Forestry

    Forestry

    Study Guides

    This Study Guide is to be used to help Ontario Envirothon teams prepare for the Ontario Envirothon Program.

    2015: Urban and Community Forestry

    2015: Urban and Community Forestry

    Study Guides

    The 2015 Current Issue Study Guide introduces you to the benefits of our urban and community forests, and the health and management challenges that these forests face.

    • Geography
    • Science
    2013: Rangelands and Grasslands

    2013: Rangelands and Grasslands

    Study Guides

    Rangeland and grassland ecosystems cover approximately 40% of the Earth’s land surface. They provide us with many ecological goods and services, but they have been significantly impacted since the industrial revolution. This study guide will introduce you to the important ecological features of rangelands and grasslands and best management practices.

    • Geography
    • Science
    2012: Low Impact Development

    2012: Low Impact Development

    Study Guides

    Low impact development attempts to manage stormwater runoff at its source by increasing infiltration rates, evapotranspiration rates, and reuse of rainwater therefore reducing the amount of water that travels into streams, lakes and other water bodies. This study guide will explore LID practices and their impacts on the environment.

    • Geography
    • Science
    2009: Biodiversity

    2009: Biodiversity

    Study Guides

    Biodiversity includes all life on earth and the natural patterns it forms. It is biodiversity that drives many natural processes and functions that are required for the survival of humans. The study guide introduces you to the value of biodiversity, their threats and what we can do.

    • Geography
    • Science

    Rules and Regulations

    Learning Objectives for Ontario Envirothon

    Fact Sheets

    The Ontario Envirothon Learning Objectives provide your team with all you need to know to compete at any Ontario Envirothon competition.

    • Careers
    • Geography
    • Science
    • Application
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Outdoor Education
    Aquatics

    Aquatics

    Study Guides

    aquatics_2016_finalThis Study Guide is to be used to help Ontario Envirothon teams prepare for the Ontario Envirothon Program.

    Soil

    Soil

    Study Guides

    This Study Guide is to be used to help Ontario Envirothon teams prepare for the Ontario Envirothon Program. Learn about soil formation, the physical and chemical nature of soils, soil biodiversity and management.

    Canada’s Forest Distribution

    Lesson Plans

    Students will learn about Canada’s forest regions and unique characteristics through guided research.

    • Indoor
    • Geography
    • Application
    • Communication
    • Reading
    • Research