Canadian Forestry Association
Phone: (613) 232-1815 Fax: 232-4210
Kids Can Press
- FRIENDS OF THE FOREST.
Two boys learn about natural versus synthetic products, forest communities,
stewardship and conservation. Program includes summary, curriculum tie-ins,
pre-story and story activities, worksheets and questions. For audiences aged
6 to 9 years.
Phone: (416) 925-5437
Contact: Jane Drake, Ann Love or Pat Cupples
This book introduces kids to the people, machines and environmental concerns
of forestry and helps them appreciate the work involved in bringing forest
products to their homes. The book explains the complexity of the forest ecosystem,
regeneration, fire control, harvesting methods, transportation, the workings
of a small sawmill and papermill and the importance of wilderness. Ages: 7-10.
Pulp and Paper Sector
Advanced Papermaking Initiative
The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) is a program to enhance post-secondary
education for the pulp and paper industry of British Columbia.
Pulp & Paper Centre
The University of British Columbia
2385 East Mall
Tel 604-822-8560 Fax 604-822-8563.
Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 453-2614
Fax: (506) 457-4881
- HOUSE - WHERE, WHY & HOW: A Child’s
Guide to the Origins of Everyday Stuff (1993). Narrated from the tree’s perspective
as it grows in the forest, travels to the mill, and becomes part of a new
house. Ages: 6+. Length: 9 minutes. Cost: Loan (video).
Phone: (604) 684-3014
- A CUT ABOVE: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A
LOGGER. A look at the logging industry on Vancouver Island through the eyes
of Mike Tardiff, a third-generation forest industry worker. (25 min. video)
Madeira Park, BC
Toll free: 1-800-667-2988
HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
- NOW YOU'RE LOGGING! by Bus Griffiths.
Classic cartoons that not only illustrate old-time logging methods but tell
a rousing tale from the “golden age” of the BC forest industry. Cost: $19.95.
Phone: 1-800-387-0117 Fax: 1-800-668-5788
- ONE DAY IN THE WOODS is a story of
a young urban girl discovering the forest. The book describes forest life
and encourages an appreciation for its holistic values.
Naturescape British Columbia
Ministry of Environment, Lands
- NATURESCAPE KIT. Students learn to
restore, maintain and protect wildlife habitat at home or at school with a
Naturescape kit. This kit helps create a more wildlife-friendly environment.
- EYEWITNESS BEAR VIDEO. In classic
eyewitness style, this 35-minute video provides new insights into an animal
that humans both fear and love. Ages: 7 and up. Cost: $9.95.
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
- ANIMAL ACTIVITY BOOKS FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
— Arctic Animals, Desert Animals, Grassland Animals, Northern Forest Animals,
and Ocean Animals. These books introduce students to animals that live in
five different regions around the world. Both the information and the activities
will help children discover how the animals obtain food, shelter and defend
themselves from enemies. Teachers will find the glossary at the end of each
resource a useful review. Cost: $7.95 each.
SPIRIT BEAR YOUTH COALITION
PO Box 31933, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 4s4,
- Founded by BC student Simon Jackson, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition is a youth-run environmental organiztion whose mandate is to preserve a habitat in BC's northern coastal rainforest for the rare, white Kermode or spirit bear.
- BEAR DEN
All you may want to know about bears.
- CHILDREN'S BUTTERFLY SITE
with pictures, facts and additional resources.
- NATIONAL WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
The Kids page features articles from the environmental magazine, Ranger Rick.
Many animal/zoo activities and programs.
- JOURNEY NORTH
Phone: (612) 339-6959 fax (612) 339-7056
Spring’s Journey North on the Information Superhighway. An Internet-based
learning adventure that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration:
bald eagles, monarch butterflies, sea turtles, songbirds, peregrine falcons,
caribou, and loons. Available at the following free Internet sites:
For schools without access to the Internet (and e-mail services), please fax
to the above number.
- BC SPCA - KIDS HELPING ANIMALS
Things you can do to help animals.
- SMOKEY THE BEAR
Smokey’s home page.
- Rainforest Action Network
Campaigning for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
- NATIONAL ATLAS ON SCHOOLNET
Interactive learning about Canadian issues including the Boreal Forest
and Wildlife at Risk.
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