Materials and the Environment: Wood as a Global Resource

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Description: An excellent package for stimulating and focusing group discussion about the role of wood products in responsible environmentalism. The 15-minute video tape presents material which is essential to understanding the global social, economic, and ecological aspects of natural resource conservation and development. It explains global implications of using wood or wood substitutes to support rapidly expanding populations, and looks at the global economic and ecological consequences of various options. The Leader's Guide contains an elaboration of the video content, a questionnaire to help participants examine their own environmental perceptions and misconceptions, and a question-and-answer section providing answers to some commonly asked questions on the topics presented in the video. Additional information is provided for those seeking more in depth knowledge on fire ecology and forest landscapes.
Author/Producer: Mary Hoff/University of Minnesota Extension
Topic Areas Covered: Forest Products, Timber Harvesting, Wood Substitutes
Resource Type: Curriculum & Video
For Grade Levels: 7-12
Publication Date: 1995
Length: 17 minute video, 4 page online curriculum.
Cost: $15 + shipping for video
Curriculum available for free online
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements: videos
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Notes: Video can be ordered here: Materials and the Environment
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Author/Producer Contact: Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Address: 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 703
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 333-0430

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • 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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