Teaching and learning about
In 2010, Oregon educators, academic professionals and forest resource specialists met to grapple with the question, “What should every student know about Oregon’s forests?” Even coming from different perspectives, they articulated a common vision of forest literacy for Oregon students.
The result was the Oregon Forest Literacy Program (OFLP), a K-12 conceptual guide to teaching students about Oregon’s Forests. It offers educators guidance for developing curricula and classroom lessons related to forests. It includes examples of service-learning projects that connect to Oregon’s forests. The program's built-in flexibility makes it useful for a wide range of opportunities to increase forest literacy, including classroom instruction.