Canada's Forests - A Breath of Fresh Air

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Description: A Canadian Forestry Association teaching kit developed with the help of science specialists and professional educators. Begins with an introductory session that introduces the science behind the topic, followed by a series of activities for students that can be tailored to different grade levels from grades 1 to 8.
This 40-page kit looks at climate change and its impact on Canada's Forests. The "Breath of Fresh Air" is a reference to the role of forests in taking carbon out of the atmosphere through photosynthesis. The kit includes nine activities which involve students in projects, research and discussion on climate change. Also included in this kit is a pull-out poster with the 2001 National Forest Week poster on one side, and the new Agriculture Canada frost-hardiness zones map on the other.
Author/Producer: Canadian Forestry Association
Topic Areas Covered: Forest climate change and the role of forests in storing and recycling carbon
Resource Type: Curriculum and poster
For Grade Levels: 1-8
Publication Date: 2001
Length: 41 pages
Cost: Free
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English and French
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements:
Canada's Forests - Learning From the Past, Building for the Future
Canada's Forests - All Things Big & Small
Canada’s Forests - Source of Life
Canada’s Forests - A Fine Balance
Canada's Forests and Wetlands - Our Natural Water Filters
The Boreal Forest - A Global Legacy
Canada's Boreal Forest - Tradition and Transition
Geographic Location: Canada
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Author/Producer Contact: Canadian Forestry Association
Address: P.O. Box 99
6905 Hwy. 17 West
Mattawa, ON
Phone: (705) 744-1715 ext. 609

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