Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources

Thriving forests are an essential part of the health of the planet, from our wildlife’s ecosystem to providing humans with clean air to lumber and paper products. But forests cannot protect themselves and depend greatly on humans for conservation. Learn more about this meaningful relationship and how environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management all factor into current forestry issues. Forestry offers diverse professional opportunities, and for those concerned about the environment, it is a great choice.


Required Materials

  • A digital camera or camera phone
  • Approximately 1 cup of soil
  • A clear glass jar with a lid
  • Water to fill the jar
  • A ruler or tape measure
  • Marker or tape
  • Supplies for an experiment of the student’s choice
  • Samples of water from three different water sources
  • 3 clear glass containers with lids