Forests Ontario

Paths to the Forest

Forest Education Resources

The social, economic and environmental impacts of forest management activities will be researched and analyzed. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans

A Fine Balance

Forest Education Resources

Students will participate in role playing in a public forum where decisions about forest harvesting will be debated. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Kinesthetics
  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans

Construct a Tree

Forest Education Resources

To give students the opportunity to identify the parts of a tree and demonstrate how they fit together. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and PE
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans

Forest Connections

Forest Education Resources

Forest ecosystem composition, structure and function will be examined. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Kinesthetics
  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans

Let’s Look at Trees

Forest Education Resources

Students will go on an outdoor adventure to compare the physical characteristics of trees, shrubs and other plants. This is an outdoor activity.

  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans

Canadian Soil Classification

Forest Education Resources

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

Clearcutting

Forest Education Resources

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!

Canada’s Arboreal Emblems

Forest Education Resources

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

Oak Ridges Moraine

Forest Education Resources

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.

Silviculture

Forest Education Resources

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.