Looking for excellent resources for at-home learners?
We’ve compiled resources from the Idaho Forest Products Commission and Project Learning Tree and other partners that are easy to do at or near your home. From word puzzles to backyard investigations, there’s something to engage learners of all ages. We’ll be adding more resources, so check this page often!
PROJECT LEARNING TREE
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Links to free PLT resources
Nature Walk Activities
50+ activities available for FREE download!
Specifically for at home
Identify trees, determine the values of the services they provide, and use software to determine the best place to plant a tree.
PLT’s more comprehensive version of Teaching with I-Tree – for middle and high school students.
PLT activity: Make Your Own Paper
PLT activity: The Shape of Things
PLT Adopt a Tree + Adopt a Tree Certificate
PLT Adopta Un árbol + Adopta Un árbol Certificado
Do you want more PLT? We offer online trainings on several PLT activity guides and E-units, which are yours to keep after the training. Click here to get more PLT!
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
Find digital games, resources and printables at the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Carly’s Kids Corner”.
Idaho history at home
IDAHO FISH AND GAME
Idaho Fish and Game provides these terrific newsletters for kids, full of fun-to-read info and accompanying activities. Don’t miss the abundant archives!
NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
NAAEE compiled abundant resources for learners of all ages – from hands-on activities and lesson plans to websites, virtual tours, and more.
UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
“Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?” is a beautiful book from the U.S. Forest Service.
PDF lessons to accompany Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down
Abundant resources for youth of all ages and the people who live or work with them.
Boise National Forest resources for kids – pollinators, birds, trees, wildlife and lots more.
US BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Junior Ranger books and other resources available in English and Spanish for free download.
IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION
OREGON FOREST RESOURCE INSTITUTE
Oregon Forest Resources Institute provides many free educational materials for download.
Check out #ForestProud for short videos and information about careers, carbon, wood innovations, wildlife and more forest-related topics.
WORD SEARCHES, PUZZLES AND POSTERS
Wood products simple word search
Chemicals And Products From Trees Info Sheet For Word Search and Wood products advanced word search
Trees simple word search
Paper Hidden Objects Puzzle
Life of the Forest posters
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