Forest Fact Breaks: Animations for the classroom

Resource URL: Watch the videos on OFRI's Website
Watch the videos on OFRI's Youtube Channel
Description: Forest Fact Breaks simplify complex forest-related topics, such as forest management, into fun, educational, engaging short films for students. The films utilize bold graphics, sound effects and narration to teach students about a broad range of environmental issues. Ten Forest Fact Breaks videos are available.
Author/Producer: The Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Topic Areas Covered: Carbon capture, Clearcutting, Forest fire, Forest management, Green building, Photosynthesis, Reforestation, Tree biology, Water, Wildlife
Resource Type: Video
For Grade Levels: 7-9, 10-12, College, and Adult
Publication Date: 2012
Length: Each video is a few minutes in length
Cost: Free - may watch online or order a DVD in the mail
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements: K-12 Forest Education Opportunities
Career's in Oregon's Forest Sector Volume 1
Career's in Oregon's Forest Sector Volume 2
Forest Fact Sheets
The Oregon Forest Book: Ecology, Economy and Society
The Oregon Forest Literacy Program
Geographic Location: Oregon - topics may apply globally
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Author/Producer Contact: Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Address: 317 SW Sixth Avenue, #400
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (971) 673-2944

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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