The Forest is an Amazing Classroom.
Using our forests as a context for teaching can enrich student learning and extend it beyond the classroom walls.
In Oregon, nearly 50 percent of our states 61 million acres is forestland. Our forests supply renewable resources for lumber, paper and heating, along with jobs that support families and communities. They also provide us with an active playground and a quiet retreat. Because we depend so profoundly on our forests, it’s important for students to understand not only how they work, but also how we are connected to them ecologically, economically and socially.