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  • One of the historic uses of wood was for heating. In recent years, however, most heating in the United States…

    A Chip Off the Old Block: Using Wood Energy to Heat Schools

  • Use this modified game of tag to illustrate the spread of an invasive species that has no natural predators in…

    Activity – “Kid-zu” Spreading

  • Learn about fire science with this more advanced coloring book with more intricate line drawings!

    Advanced Fire Scientist Coloring Book

  • In this FACTivity, you will use the findings from this study to draw a conclusion about the possible danger from…

    And Then There Were Nun FACTivity

  • The nun moth is a major pest of conifers and an occasional pest of broadleaf trees in Europe and Asia.…

    And Then There Were Nun: Trees That Could Be Endangered by a Nun Moth Invasion

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow

  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow (Spanish)

  • Leaves change color in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll in leaves to break down. When…

    Are You Red-dy to Change? Learning What Things Affect Leaf Color Change

  • To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, NASA and the Forest Service teamed up to send out…

    Artemis Moon Tree Cards

  • The scientists in this study developed a process to help managers identify management priorities. As conditions change over time, the…

    At Your Service: Developing Models to Help Natural Resource Managers Make Better Decisions

  • Many diseases affect the health of trees throughout the United States. One species affected in the eastern part of the…

    Attack of the Killer Anthracnose! Control of Dogwood Anthracnose