Healthy forests, forest products, international markets and global climate change are integral elements of B.C.’s forestry sector. FII in partnership with the Council of Forest Industries developed four educational modules for Canadian elementary and secondary students. Schools interested in learning the wide variety of topics that are associated with B.C. forests can explore these educational resources.
Sustainable Forest Management in British Columbia: A Secondary School Teacher’s Resource
Suitability: Science 10, Social Studies 10, Sustainable Resources 11 & 12, Geography 12, BC First Nations 12
Sustainable forest management seeks to conserve the natural biodiversity, productivity and ecosystem health of BC’s forests while still providing for ongoing economic and social needs of British Columbians. This resource kit examines the importance of our forests, the various values we place on our forests, and how our forest management activities are driven by laws that reflect public values, making BC a world leader in forest management practices.
Forests and Climate Change
Suitability: Science 10, Earth Science 11, Social Studies 11, Geography 12 and Sustainable Resources 11 & 12
Our climate is changing and we know that we must work together to mitigate its effects in any way we can. This teaching resource highlights how our forests and the wood products that we produce from our forests play a key role in modifying the effects of climate change. It provides classroom project ideas to stimulate discussion and activities students can do at school and at home.
BC Forest Products for the World
Suitability: Social Studies 10, Economics, Marketing 11/12, Forestry 11, Sustainable Resources 11/12
With over 80% of all BC wood products destined for international markets, the importance of maintaining and growing these markets is critical to the forest industry and to BC’s economy. This new teaching resource will examine the development of BC’s forest industry, its dependence on international markets and the challenges and opportunities the forest industry faces in maintaining markets in Asia.
Mountain Pine Beetle
Suitability: Science 8, Social Studies 10, Biology 11, Geography 12, Forests 11/12
This resource kit outlines the contributing factors of the mountain pine beetle outbreak and its spread across BC’s interior pine forests, and takes a look at the effects it will have on the forest industry as well as local and provincial economies.