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Family Activity: Field, Forest, and Stream - Project Learning Tree

a Forest Year

A Forest Year was made from still images taken from my front window over 15 months, and were blended into the film.

Trees in the forest are social beings | From counting and learning to communicating and caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and complex.

Trees in the forest are social beings

From counting and learning to communicating and caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and complex.

Walking in the Forest - Project Learning Tree

Walking in the Forest - Project Learning Tree

Tree Cookies - Connecting Kids to Nature in the Forest

Tree Cookies - Connecting Kids to Nature in the Forest

Activity - The Forest of S.T. Shrew - Take a “shrew’s-eye-view” of life in the woods and uncover the diversity in the forest.

Activity - The Forest of S. Shrew - Take a “shrew’s-eye-view” of life in the woods and uncover the diversity in the forest.

As a part of the Alberta Program of studies for grade six science, students are required to "identify characteristics of at least four trees found in the local environment. They should be familiar with at least two deciduous and two coniferous trees."This research project is designed to guide students through the process of learning about local trees, as well as provide them with the opportunity to research other topics that must be covered in the Trees and Forests unit.

As a part of the Alberta Program of studies for grade six science, students are required to "identify characteristics of at least four trees found in the local

Forests don't have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are -- even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.

Forests don't have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are -- even in cities.

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