Our forests are beautiful places where we can experience the richness of nature. They provide us with lumber, and they protect our water and air. Some say that the forests are the lungs of the Earth. But today's forests also encounter many wildfires and challenges that lead to poor health. Why does this happen, and what can we do about it? The answers are IN the forest.
Arizona Project WET is excited to launch our Forest Investigations Activity Center website as a locally relevant learning resource on forest ecology for the community! This innovative, interactive, and fun experience takes learners through an investigation of our forests, their history, and the role that fire plays.
Learners become forest investigators, uncovering clues and interpreting the evidence found in the forest to discover what it means to manage and restore forests on the Colorado Plateau. The sources for clues will be through four investigations: Forest History, Fire Ecology, Forest Ecosystems, and Forest Management and Restoration. From their findings, learners will make recommendations for how we can manage our forests for the ongoing health and beauty of these important places.