Category Archives: Teacher resources

Forests Ontario becomes a Partner – Forest Ontario’s Focus on Forests program brings over 30 years of experience and lesson plans to the K-12 Forest Education Collaborative network.

Wood and Human Health Connection

UBC and FPInnovations has established a link between wood and human health In the study the presence of visual wood surfaces in a room lowered sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation. The SNS is responsible for physiological stress responses in humans. This result opens the door to a myriad of stress-related health benefits that the presence of wood may afford in the built environment. The application of wood to promote health indoors is a new tool for practitioners of evidence-based design.

Multi-class NFW field trips for K-7 classes

The NFW-BC Coalition is encouraging foresters and teachers to hold multi-class field trips as a NFW event to educate K-7 students about forests, forestry and the forest environment. These events focus on a day with multiple elementary classes visiting stops along a trail through the forest to learn about various topics. Examples posted on resources section.
Teachers interested in class participation should contact 

Video regarding value of student forest field trips

The Federation of  BC Woodlot Associations has a new short video on the value to students of a forest field trip  Video “A Walk in the Woods”  Teachers are encouraged to take a look. There are numerous opportunities for field trips across BC both in rural and urban communities. National Forest Week-BC Coalition is a good place to start if a teacher is interested in a forest field trip.