Forestry information and activities

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"All About Minnesota's Forests and Trees: A Primer"

Description: This primer provides a wonderful overview on forestry in Minnesota for educators, citizens, naturalists—everyone!

Young Naturalists Articles and Lesson Plans

Description: Kid-friendly Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Young Naturalists stories introduce young readers to Minnesota's natural treasures—from agates to zooplankton. Stories explore the universe underfoot, the northern lights, and everything in between. Teachers guides are available for many stories.

Activity guides

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A Teachers Guide to Arbor Month

Audience: Grades K–9

Description: This cross–curricular thematic guide is designed to easily integrate learning about trees into the regular K–8 school curriculum. It offers activities in language art, math, music, art, social studies, science, health, and physical education. It is also an ideal enhancement to your environmental education programs and can help you meet Minnesota graduation standards for environmental education.

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Discovery Guide: Forest Activities

Audience: Grades K–9

Description: This resource provides hands-on learning experiences on trees. Simple, fun activities give educators and students alike the chance to use their senses and imagination to explore.

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Smokey Bear: Wildfire Prevention

Audience: K–12

Description: Smokey says, "Only you can prevent wildfires." Visit the Smokey Bear website to find the Smokey Bear teacher's guide, activity book, kids’ poster, and other resources.