America's Rain Forests

A Distance Learning Adventure

Prince William Network, National Forest Foundation and USDA Forest Service

Public Lands

These lessons plans enable students to explore the importance of public lands and national forests.

Forest Management Dilemmas
Student model decision-making by beginning with little information on an issue; then researching the issue; and, finally, reconsidering their decisions. CLICK HERE.

Forests for People
Students devise and conduct a survey of their school to discover how individuals spend their time in forests. CLICK HERE.

What Is a National Forest?
Everyone in the U.S. lives within a day's drive of a National Forest, so chances are there is one not too far from you. Investigate the nearest forest with your students to help them appreciate the value of the National Forest and the challenges forest managers face. CLICK HERE.

Who Works in This Forest?
All kinds of people work in the forest -- from foresters to loggers, from scientists to naturalists. Everyone depends on properly managed forests for recreation, essential products, and a healthy environment. This activity provides students with an overview of forest-related careers. CLICK HERE.


Prince William Network USDA Forest Service Caribbean, Tongass,
Chugach, and Olympic National Forests Pacific Northwest Research Station
International Institute of Tropical Forestry National Forest Foundation
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Alaska Department of Natural Resources
The Nature Conservancy Alaska Natural History Association
Southeast Island School District