lesson plans, materials, tests

From the Woods is a publication series educating middle and high school youth about natural resources including forestry, wildlife, and water. The publications are free through Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences publications office. The publications provide the basis for natural resources education in the classroom.

To assist teachers in the use of the From the Woods series in the classroom, lesson plans, and pre/post test experience examples have been developed for each publication. The educational effectiveness of the publication can be evaluated through the use of one of two pre- and post-experiences designed especially for youth. Each experience is one-page in length, specific to their flier topic, and employs a selection of simple testing formats, such as fill-in the blank, matching, ordering, or a "crossword puzzle." The same experience is intended for use before/after the flier is used as part of an educational activity.

Maple Syrup, A Taste of Nature
Forest Stewardship
Hardwood Lumber
Harvesting Trees
White-tailed Deer
Hardwood Veneer
Incredible Wood
Sustainable Forestry
American Chestnut
Ten Important Hardwoods
Community Forests