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Emerald Ash Borer Fact Sheet

Grade 4 to Grade 12

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

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TD Building Outdoor Classrooms

Junior to Grade 12

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.

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Tree Bee Teacher’s Guide

Grade 3 to Grade 8

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.

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Forest and Nature School in Canada

Junior to Grade 12

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.

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Canada’s Arboreal Emblems

Grade 4 to Grade 8

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

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Grade 3 to Grade 12

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!

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Focus on Forests: Teacher’s Toolbox

Junior to Grade 12

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.

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Oak Ridges Moraine

Grade 3 to Grade 6

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.

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Height of a Tree

Grade 3 to Grade 8

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.

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