Forests Ontario

Forest Growth & Carbon Capture

Forest Education Resources

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.

  • Indoor
  • Math
  • Numeracy
  • Lesson Plans

Soil Solutions

Forest Education Resources

Students will explore how plant growth can be affected by soil and soil health.

  • biology
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Observation
  • Research
  • Lesson Plans

Old Trees, Old Tales – Sr

Forest Education Resources

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.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • History
  • Lanuage Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Lesson Plans

Putting Down Roots

Forest Education Resources

Students will learn about the diversity of native Ontario tree species as well as their specific habitat requirements. Students will apply their reading and deduction skills to determine which habitat is most suitable for each tree species.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading
  • Lesson Plans

Old Trees, Old Tales – Jr

Forest Education Resources

Students will learn about the history of Sherwood Forest and discover the stories behind significant local trees.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Observation
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Lesson Plans

Taking Stock

Forest Education Resources

Students will learn the importance of conducting an urban tree inventory and will undertake a simplified inventory to assess the health of a local forest.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Measurement
  • Observation
  • Lesson Plans

Forest Nutrient Cycling

Forest Education Resources

Students will be introduced to organic plant matter recycling in forest ecosystems. They will learn about the importance of dead material in forests and the role of decomposers .

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Observation
  • Problem Solving
  • Lesson Plans

Back In My Day…

Forest Education Resources

Students will describe the differences between historical and current logging practices in Algonquin Park. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Drama
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Lesson Plans

Forest Values

Forest Education Resources

Students will participate in a role-playing exercise to appreciate that forests provide a variety of benefits including economic, ecological, recreational and wildlife habitat values. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Lesson Plans

Tree Sampling

Forest Education Resources

Students will use a woodlot inventory as the context for learning about continuous one-variable data and standard deviation. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Lesson Plans