Natural Inquirer: Urban Forests Edition

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Description: The Natural Inquirer is a middle school educational journal managed by the USDA Forest Service. This edition focuses on urban forests - what they are, how they interact with the environment, their benefits and why they're important.
Author/Producer: Natural Inquirer
Topic Areas Covered: Urban forests and ultraviolet radiation, trees and the carbon cycle, rainfall interception, pollution
Resource Type: Science Journal
For Grade Levels: 5-9
Publication Date: 2005
Length: 76 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English & Spanish
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Author/Producer Contact: Natural Inquirer
Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-2791

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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