Resources for Educators


Teaching Trees is a two-day training for middle and high school teachers. It includes training in Project Learning Tree, as well as field activities. Topics include sustainable local forestry, forest ecology, and forest products.

  • Louisa Workshop July 18-19, 2019 - Workshop Full
  • Newport News Workshop August 7-8, 2019 - Deadline extended, still accepting registrations - more info and Registration

Classroom Resources from VDOF

State Forest Tree Trunks

State Forest Tree Trunks make field trips to a State Forest fun and educational. The trunks contain materials and lesson plans relevant to State Forests, but most of the activities could be used on any forested area. Educators – from school teachers to youth group leaders – can preview the lesson plans on this web site and borrow a Tree Trunk to enhance their field trip experience.

Locations and How to Borrow:Tree Trunks may be checked out free of charge for use on the following State Forests, or areas nearby. (Other forests may be added in the near future.)

Tree Trunk Lesson Plans: Educators are encouraged to preview or download forest information and lesson plans prior to planning a trip. (These can also be found in the notebook in each Tree Trunk.) The activities in the Tree Trunks encourage student interaction and inquiry about many aspects of the forest.

Project Learning Tree

Forest Education links

Other Resources

  • Project WET Water Education for Teachers.
  • Project Wild wildlife-related activities for many educational settings.

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