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Electronic Field Trip to the Forest

A hike through the woods turns into a learning experience for three teenagers in this 2002 KET production. A forester from the Kentucky Division of Forestry joins their outing, and together they explore the history of Kentucky's forests, the natural and human influences that have shaped them, and what it will take to ensure their future survival. Designed for students in grades 4-8, this 60-minute overview of forest ecology and management covers topics in environmental science, life science, history, geography, and economics.
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Electronic Field Trip to the Forest

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A simple hike through the woods turns into a learning experience for three teenagers in this 2002 KET production. When a forester from the Kentucky Division of Forestry joins their outing, the young hikers begin an exploration of the history of Kentucky's forests, the natural and human influences that have shaped them, and what it will take to ensure their future survival. Designed for students in grades 4-8, this 60-minute overview of forest ecology and management covers topics in environmental science, life science, history, geography, and economics. While introducing several fundamental concepts in biology, the program also focuses on human interactions with and uses of woodlands, emphasizing the need for good stewardship.

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