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.
The National Forest Week-BC has compiled data on the number of K-12 students experiencing the forest in 2016 Student participation 2016 final report. Over 37,000 students were involved but this is only 6% of the total student enrollment. Lessons learned are included.
The Teacher awareness electronic information document posted in the Teacher Resources section of the Education page provides a number of links for teachers regarding K-12 teaching resources .
Information on forest-sector-career-jobs and career-day-invitation-suggestions for teachers planning a career day are provided.
A series of decision-making tables k-12-collaborative-accessing-resources have been prepared to assist teachers in accessing the products and services available within the K-12 Forest Education Collaborative.
A number of educators have offered advice to Premier Clark in a the Tyee article Experts Grade Premier’s Forestry Teaching Moment _ The Tyee. The comments are in response to her comments at the COFI AGM regarding the need for forestry to provide jobs for their parents and money for their hockey equipment, etc. A message of considering information on both economics and conservation is suggested along with encouraging students to think for themselves. The suggestions are very consistent with the views presented in HFHC.
Success Story-A Carihi Secondary School student tells of her experiences that led to a career in forestry. The Carihi student letter should be a must read for students interested in finding out more about forestry.
Success story: Charles Bloom Secondary School in Lumby uses a Woodlot to provide teaching opportunities for Charles Bloom Secondary Forestry Program.
Forests Ontario has joined the K-12 Forest Education Collaborative as a Partner. The Focus on Forests program brings over 30 years of experience and lesson plan development to the network.