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  • After reading “Cream of the Crop,” see if you can complete this create-a-phrase challenge. Draw a line from a word…

    Create-A-Phrase – Cream of the Crop

  • After reading “To Harvest or Not to Harvest,” see how much you learned with this eyeChallenge. Each of the following…

    eyeChallenge – To Harvest or Not to Harvest

  • In this FACTivity, you will learn what happens when something is overharvested and why sustainable harvesting is important. Materials: Harvest…

    FACTivity – To Harvest or Not to Harvest

  • Koa is one of the most valued of tropical woods. A particular type of koa tree, called Acacia koa, is…

    Koa Constrictors: Studying Things That Slow the Growth of Koa Crop Trees

  • In this study, the scientists studied trees growing on Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean Sea. The scientists wanted…

    Leaf Me Alone! The Movement of Nutrients Between Trees and the Soil

  • In this study, the scientists studied trees growing on Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean Sea. The scientists wanted…

    Leaf Me Alone! The Movement of Nutrients Between Trees and the Soil (Spanish)

  • A food forest looks like a regular forest, but its plants also provide fresh fruits, nuts, mushrooms, herbs, and vegetables.…

    Spotlight – What Is a Food Forest?

  • Agroforestry is the practice of mixing trees, shrubs, crops, or animal production systems together. The purpose of mixing trees and…

    Spotlight – What Is Agroforestry?

  • The “To Harvest or Not to Harvest” monograph examines research about sustainably harvesting black cohosh in the wild. This monograph…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest – Vol. 1 No. 22

  • Black cohosh is a forest plant that is harvested for its medicinal use. Black cohosh is native to eastern deciduous…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest: How Does Harvesting Impact Wild Plant Sustainability?

  • Welcome to Woodsy Owl LIVE, a distance learning adventure brought to you by the USDA Forest Service and the Natural…

    Woodsy Owl LIVE

  • Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute! Welcome to Woodsy Owl LIVE 3, a distance learning adventure brought to you by the…

    Woodsy Owl LIVE 3 — Episode 2 — The Science of Water Pollution