Educational Resources

Help get the word out about forestry and the exciting career opportunities available by visiting your local schools and participating in career fairs.

The resources on this page will help you make informative and exciting presentations, whether you've volunteered your services or have been asked to present.

Forest Professional Infographic Forestry Quiz
Forestry Articles Faces of Forestry Booklets
Games and Videos Trade Show Booth
Career Brochure Lesson Plans
Booklets and Handouts Elementary School Resources
List of Forestry Jobs

Infographic - What's a Forest Professional?

A handy infographic explaining the two main types of forest professionals, the types of work they commonly do, and the educational requirements to become a forest professional.

Forestry Quiz

Take the forestry quiz along with tree samples to schools or trade shows to provide people with hands-on experience.

Forestry Education Articles

Read about forestry in BC's outdoor and indoor classrooms.

Alberni District Secondary School Forestry Class - Port Alberni
South Coast Conservation Program

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Faces of Forestry Booklets

Our Faces of Forestry booklets feature pictures and members' comments about careers in forestry and what they enjoy most about their jobs. They can be distributed as recruitment tools. The original booklet was produced in 2007 to celebrate members during our 60th anniversary.

Faces of Forestry - Aboriginal Peoples Edition
Faces of Forestry

Request copies of either booklet.

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Games & Videos

Supplement your presentation with these games and videos.

Games

4-H Virtual Forest
Canadian Institute of Forestry Kids Zone
EcoKids - Games and Activities
Smokey Bear (Kids Section)

ABCFP Videos

Growing Trees in a Nursery
May 2012

 

Forest Genetics
May 2012

 

Seed Orchards in BC
May 2012

 

There are more videos on the ABCFP YouTube channel. Many of them feature members speaking about their jobs and their journey to becoming forestry professionals.

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External Videos

The GreenestWorkforce - Job Profile of Second Year Forestry Student, Shayna Mason
2013

 

College of Forestry Engineers of Quebec / Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec - Discover the Profession of Forestry Engineer / Découvrez la Profession D'ingénieur Forestier

More videos from the College of Forestry Engineers of Quebec

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ABCFP Trade Show Booth

Set up the ABCFP booth at community events or career fairs to get the word out about forestry.

The booth is subject to availability. We will pay shipping costs to send the booth anywhere in BC. We will include copies of BC Forest Professional magazine, Faces of Forestry booklets, and career brochures and infographics. 

Request the ABCFP trade show booth.

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Career Brochure

Distribute the ABCFP career brochure when you visit students at schools or career fairs. This brochure is targeted to high-school students and provides basic information about choosing a career in forestry.
Why Choose a Career in Forestry?

Request copies of the brochure.

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Lesson Plans

BC Forest Discovery Centre Resources
Canadian Forestry Association Education Resource
Canadian Institute of Forestry Teaching Kits
Council of Forest Industries (COFI): Education Resources
Federation of BC Woodlot Associations
Focus on Forests
Forestinfo.org Education Resource
Learn Forestry
Mystery Tree Challenge
Project Learning Tree
Royal Museum of BC Teachers Guide: Forests
Schools for a Living Planet Lesson Plans
Smokey Bear (Teacher Resources)
Society of American Foresters Education Resource
Tree Canada Resources
Wild BC Resources

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Booklets and Handouts

Book of Stuff to do Outside
Canadian Women in Timber

Faces of Forestry booklets - Feature members' comments about careers in forestry and what they enjoy most about their jobs.

Forest and Nature School in Canda Guide

Elementary School Resources

We've collected some resources for members to use when they visit an elementary school classroom or take younger students on a forestry tour. Please feel free to download and print as many as you need*. Be sure to check out the Forestry Education Links pages for even more useful resources.

Grades 2-3
Splinter: Join the Dots
Splinter: Unscramble the Words and Fill in the Blanks
Splinter: Help the Logging Truck Find its Way Through the Forest to the Mill
Splinter: Fill in the Crossword Puzzle
Splinter: The Legend of the Douglas-Fir Cone
Splinter: Match the Pictures of the Tree Needles with the Descriptions
Splinter: Colour the Pictures That Contain Tree Products

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Grades 4-5
Make a Forest Diorama
Nature's Treasure Chest
The Wonderful Workings of Wood
What's for Dinner?

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Grades 4-6
Who Wants What From the Forest?

 

Grades 5-7
Imagine a World Without Forests. Imagine a Day Without Wood
Wood You Believe
Provincial Trees

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List of Forestry Jobs

There is a great variety of jobs available to forest professionals like planning forester, forest health officer, management forester and more. Check out these examples of forestry jobs to see if any interest you.

Ideas?

If you have any ideas about additional resources for promoting the profession that we can include on this page, please contact us

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*All resources are reproduced with permission.