Camile Defrenne and Suzanne Simard of UBC have created a video to demonstrate how trees talk and share nutrients among their neighbours youtu.be/V4m9SefyRjg This may be of interest to teachers in educating their students about trees.
The UBC Faculty of Forestry has produced a Teachers Guide for use in educating high school students on climate change http://calp.forestry.ubc.ca/home/teacher-resources/ Worth taking a look.
Two videos on use of drones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjmF4m74yss and LiDAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVctLpbM5NY of interest to teachers and students have been added to forest stewardship planning in Forest sector video-description links
UBC and FPInnovations has established a link between wood and human health https://tinyurl.com/y6wxe5us 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.
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 www.bcnfw.ca resources section.
Teachers interested in class participation should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers and others interested in a resource to learn about BC trees should check out http://treelib.ca
The Society of American Foresters has produced an informative video for those interested in learning about what forests provide
The Festival of Forestry program exposes teachers to the forest and forest management. This year the tour was in Port Alberni. Take a look at this video https://tinyurl.com/yczkelyp to hear the views of teachers.
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 https://www.bcnfw.ca/ is a good place to start if a teacher is interested in a forest field trip.
The US organization Walk in the Woods forest education organization has produced a useful description of the various forest management systems that might be of interest to non-foresters. Although clearcutting and single tree selection are the most common in BC, some foresters have chosen others to best achieve the objectives for the area being harvested.