Healthy Forest, Healthy Environment
Here are some fun resources to learn more about the value of a healthy forest:
Forest Fast Facts about Carbon
What makes a forest healthy? From the N.C. Forest Service
Education activities for home or school
Pick two different trees and have children observe the differences between the two. Here are some features of trees you could discuss: leaf type, tips and bottom shape, texture; twigs; fruits, flowers and seeds; bark and the overall tree shape (Thanks to Project Learning Tree).
Do this in your schoolyard or at home!
You can make an estimate benefits of trees in your yard or schoolyard. Choose an area of the yard or of a forest, measure the trees, and estimate their value. Learn more here.