Forests Ontario

Resources: Fact Sheets

Paths to the Forest

Grade 11 to Grade 12

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

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

A Fine Balance

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

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

Construct a Tree

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

Forest Connections

Grade 4 to Grade 10

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

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

Let’s Look at Trees

Junior to Grade 3

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

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

Canadian Soil Classification

Grade 9 to Grade 12

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

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!

  • Fact Sheets

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!

  • Fact Sheets
  • Other

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.

  • Fact Sheets

Silviculture

Grade 1 to Grade 12

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.

  • Fact Sheets