PLT: The Changing Forests - Forest Ecology

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Description: This high school module (part of Project Learning Tree's (PLT) overall curriculum) encourages students to explore and learn about forest ecosystems through hands-on discovery and experimentation. Their investigations will help them appreciate the diversity of life in forests, understanding the inter-dependencies of such forest life, and develop an awareness of the importance of forests in our daily lives. They will also learn about the variety of professionals and practices involved in managing forests, from small urban parks to large national forests. PLT focuses on developing student's critical thinking skills through interdisciplinary theme activities. This book is made available only by attending a PLT instructional workshop. Contact your local PLT coordinator or PLT's national office.
Author/Producer: Project Learning Tree
Topic Areas Covered: Fire, Forest Ecology, Forest Health, Forest Management
Resource Type: Curriculum
For Grade Levels: High School
Publication Date: 1996, 2002 update
Length: 136 pages
Cost: Varies. $5 in MN. This book is made available only by attending a PLT instructional workshop.
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? Yes
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements:
PLT: Focus on Forests Module
PLT: Forests of the World Module
PLT: Municipal Solid Waste Module
PLT: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
PLT: MN Early Childhood Supplement
PLT: Lorax Activity Pack
PLT: PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
Geographic Location: U.S.
Notes: Minnesota Contact: Amy Kay Kerber, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 297-2214,
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Author/Producer Contact: Project Learning Tree
Address: 111 19th St. N.W., #780
Washington DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-2462

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  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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