Forestry & Wildlife
Educational Press, Faculty of Education, UBC
Phone: (604) 822-5385 Fax: 822-6603
THE FOREST. A teacher resource manual offering support
materials for a secondary school course in intensive forest management. Designed
to develop an understanding of what forest management entails. Useful for
teaching high school students with little or no background in forestry. Forest
management is examined through case studies and activities such as paper-making,
mapping, and measuring tree heights and lumber strength.
WILD, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Phone: (250) 356-7111 Fax: 952-6684
TREES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA... DISCOVERING
A BC learning resource that complements the Project WILD program. Students
will learn about wildlife trees, which are standing dead or living trees that
provide wildlife habitat. Booklet is available through a one-day wildlife
Video Project - Media for a safe & sustainable world
Phone: 1-800-4-PLANET Fax: (510) 655-9115
71 Min. Total/3 Videos: series
$149.95, each video $59.95
FOR THE FUTURE - A
Leading scientists and forestry specialists present a fascinating, hands-on
look at the complex biology of the Pacific Northwests ancient forests
and the impact of human activities on this biology. Titles: The Natural Forest,
Humans in the Forest, and Decisions for the Future. Series tackles questions:
Is it possible to reconcile jobs and the environment? How can both the remaining
forest and the communities whose economies have depended on logging be sustained?
Women in Timber
Shuswap Branch, B.C.
Barbara McCarthy, Education
Phone: (604) 832-6102 Fax: 832-6102
module called A Learning Tree for Kgrade 7. Tree identification,
stump-to-dump logging, products,hands-on student participation.
at grades 4-7. Bursary available to a graduate continuing education in forestry.
AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION. Mall
display information booths.
Phone: (202) 547-3800.
FORESTS PROJECT. A
direct-aid organization which focuses its attention on deforestation and small-scale,
sustainable development. Students and teachers can request tree seed samples,
information on rainforests or deforestation.
Phone: (613) 232-1815 Fax: 232-4210
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: (613) 232-1815
FOREST EDUCATION RESOURCES CATALOGUE
for Gr. k12., includes descriptions of more than 900 resources from
200 plus agenciesgovernments, environmental/conservation groups, forest
industry, independent publishers. Contains 700 Englishonly resources,
100 Frenchonly resources and 150 available in both languages.
International Development Agency (CIDA)
Phone: 1 (819) 997-5456
forestry brochure for secondary school students, describes
CIDAs assistance to developing countries. CIDA provides advice on landuse
improvement through sustainable forestry and revenue raising through wood
and forest product utilization.
Phone: (416) 925-5437
Contact: Jane Drake, Ann Love or Pat Cupples
FORESTRY 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. Cost: $14.95.
Book Distribution Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fax: (604) 323-7109
DAY IN THE FOREST Nature awareness activities - calling
birds, guessing mystery animals, how does it feel to be a tree? Side one is
for ages 7 - Adult; Side two has teacher resources to help children appreciate
side 1. Cost: $12.95 (cassette).
Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 453-2614
Fax: (506) 457-4881
- WHERE, WHY & HOW: A Childs Guide to the Origins
of Everyday Stuff (1993). Narrated from the trees 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).
Madeira Park, BC
Phone: (604) 883-2730
Fax: (604) 883-9451
PUNKS & WIDOW-MAKERS Author Robert Swanson, in his
distinctive prose, profiles the hookers, fallers, bullcooks and locomotive
engineers who became bunkhouse and barroom legends in the forest industry.
Phone: (403) 762-8113
This humorous play was created to raise awareness for the Canadian Parks and
Wilderness Societys Endangered Spaces Campaign. It is a musical murder
mystery concerning deforestation, and mimics the plot of Agatha Christies
Ten Little Indians. The guests are an assortment of trees from areas, such
as Albertas Boreal Forest, as well as humans with forest interests.
Play provides drama or language arts teachers with environmental content.
Cost: $5 donation.
Phone: (613) 232-1815
Fax: (613) 232-4210
ON THE HILL: Protected Areas 1994. The need for protected
areas is not denied. Can the conflicting interests of preservationists and
industry be reconciled to meet the social, economic and environmental needs
of Canadas future? Grades 7 - 10. Cost: $8.00 (brochure).
TREE ALMANAC: A YEAR ROUND ACTIVITY GUIDE. This guide, packed with
activities and practical advice, recognizes the changing life of trees. Useful
glossary of plant families, photographs and balanced discussions of forest
resources and people are included in this book. Cost: $8.95.
The Forest Shop
Phone: (613) 475-4755
Fax: (613) 475-4646
A TREE IN THE FOREST. The dramatic illustrations in this
book bring to life a tale of one maple trees survival through 200 years
while weaving together the intricacies and interconnections of forest ecology.
For grades 2 and up. Cost: $5.95.
Ben Lomond, CA
Fax: (408) 336-2168
MAN WHO PLANTED TREES. Winner of the 1987 Academy Award
for Best Animated Film, this video tells the inspirational story of a solitary
shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees.
As a tale of great beauty and hope, all ages will be inspired by this testament
to the power of one person. Cost: $95.
Prince George, BC V2N 2S6
(No phone number available)
POWER AND POLICY: THE LEGACY OF RAY WILLISTON. Ray Williston
served in W.A.C. Bennetts cabinet
as Minister of Education and Minister of Lands and Forests. While he held
the Lands and Forests portfolio, his Ministry developed ways to use waste
left from logging and milling and created ecological reserves throughout the
province. Complete with index and black and white photos, Forests, Power
and Policy provides the reader with a glimpse of life in British Columbia
during the first part of the twentieth century. Recommended for grades 11
Phone: (604) 684-3014
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)
Phone: (250) 372-2217
- Mill tours in Kamloops.
In-class activities in French or English for kindergarten to university.
Videos available upon request.
Teachers Federation (BCTF)
Phone: (604) 871-2181
THE STUMP BOOK, includes drawings, photographs and childrens
investigations of stumps, Cost: $12.00
Teachers will find this science resource suitable for all learners because
of its emphasis on teaching language through content. Visuals and graphic
organizers assist teachers and learners to organize their thoughts about clouds
and to represent these thoughts visually. K-3. Cost: $9.00
Madeira Park, BC
Toll free: 1-800-667-2988
THE WORKING FOREST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, a gift book perfect for
anybody who cares about whats really happening in BC forests. Includes
248 powerful photos, dozens of dramatic full-colour graphs, and an authoritative
text contributed by 32 of BCs most eminent professional foresters, including
Ike Barber and Gerry Burch. Cost: $39.95
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE NEW FOREST ECONOMY by Michael MGonigle
and Ben Parfitt.
This controversial book insists that BC can keep both its old growth forests
and its logging and forestry jobs. Cost: $21.95.
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.
MEN AND A FORESTER by Ian Mahood & Ken Drushka. A foresters
critique of BC forest policy, from the days of hand-logging and railway logging
to the present. Cost: $6.95.
Teachers Federation (BCTF)
Lesson Aids Service
Toll free: 1-800-663-9163
TIMBER THE FOREST LAND USE GAME. Produced by the Pacific
Educational Press, UBC. Game board, cutting cycle and hazard cards, tokens,
blocks and a die. This boxed game is a simulation of choosing, then managing
one of four types of forests. Players go step by step through a forest cutting
cycle and must deal with the benefits and hazards of logging. Cost: $10.00.
Phone: (905) 648-0927 Fax: 648-9677
THE TREES FOR LIFE GROW-A-TREE PROJECT for students in K-6 provides
information and resources to teachers to promote a better understanding of
the importance of trees. Students receive seeds to grow their own tree.
Phone: 1-800-387-0117 Fax: 1-800-668-5788
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.
Humane Education Society
activities on urban coyotes, includes poster and teacher's guide, aimed at
- Classroom presentations
and more than 30 videos relating to animals and humane education.
- Humane Leader newsletter
and information about programs and educational resources
- WAR AGAINST THE WOLF documents the gradual change in attitudes
toward the wolf in the United States. Over 100 historic documents, essays,
reports and modern articles chronicling the evolution of American attitudes
toward the wolf are presented. The book also contains the most up-to-date
information on the wolves from BC and Alberta recently released in Yellowstone
Don Mills, Ontario
AND THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT shows how a more natural school yard
can save money and benefit students by moving the curriculum outdoors. This
primer has many creative ideas for K-6 teachers. Cost: $13.00 plus $5.00 shipping
Lesson Aids Service
COLLECTION: ENDANGERED WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD. This book provides
illustrated stories about 14 endangered species. Review questions follow each
story and stress comprehension, vocabulary skills, inferring and drawing conclusions.
Ministry of Environment, Lands
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. Cost: $15.
HOME, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Concord, NH, USA
Phone: (603) 271-3421
HOMES FOR WILDLIFE: A Planning Guide to Habitat Enhancement
on School Grounds. A 200-page schoolyard planning guide for K-6 teachers.
The guide covers planning/implementation stages while exploring further development
possibilities. Provides helpful information/resources in the appendices.
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.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Phone: (613) 721-2286 Fax: ( 613) 721-2902
LEARNING ABOUT WILDLIFE. A resource for teachers to help young
people create wildlife habitat projects. Contains a poster and guide book,
packed with project ideas and activities.
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:
For schools without access
to the Internet (and e-mail services), please fax to the above number.
How to access Ministry of
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