In 2020, a hundred Forest Field Trip Tool Kits were made available to schools across Alberta.
You weren’t able to snag one? No worries! Here’s all the information you need to build your own!
Explore wildlife, forestry, plant identification, soil science and environmental stewardship through the activities and worksheets! You’ll find a list of all the tools within the teachers guide to lead your students through a discovery of your community forest.
Where possible, instructions for adapting the activities without the toolkit have been provided allowing your students to stay engaged during the activities.
Activity 1 - Forest Report
Site Report - WorksheetForest Scavenger Hunt - Worksheet
Activity 2 - Plant Identification
What Tree Could I Be - Worksheet
Activity 3 - Tree Measurements
Tree Measurement - Worksheet
Activity 4 - Wildlife Habitat Assessment
Animal Evidence - Worksheet
Activity 5 - Soil Sampling
Soil Sampling - Worksheet
Program of Study
Science, EOE, CTF, CTS
Grade 4 Science - Plant Growth and Changes,
Grade 6 Science - Trees and Forests,
Grade 6 Science - Evidence and Investigations,
Grade 7 Science - Interactions and Ecosystems,
Grade 7 Science - Plants for Food and Fibre,
Grade 7-9 Environmental and Outdoor Education
Grade 7-9 CTF
CTS - Natural Resources