In our commitment to science education, we are proud to participate in the following national science education programs which benefit teachers and promote students' awareness of the global environment.
The GLOBE Program Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GLOBE is a hands-on international, environmental science research and education program which links students, teachers, and the scientific research community in an effort to learn more about our environment through student data collection and observation.
Having a strong global awareness of environmental issues is essential in preparing and guiding students to become responsible, future stewards of their environment. The objectives of The GLOBE Program are:
Enable students to take scientifically valid measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils and land/cover biology and phenologydepending upon local curricular
Reporting their data through the Internet to the student archives
Creating maps and graphs on the free interactive Web site to analyze data sets
Collaborating with scientists and other GLOBE students around the world.
Forestry Suppliers has long been a strong supporter of The GLOBE Program by providing high quality instrumentation and products that meet the specified GLOBE Program protocol and specifications to insure accurate data collection, and by supplying all of the age-targeted GLOBE Program kits and the optional protocol items. We even have Technical Support staff who can offer help with instrumentation questions
Forestry Suppliers offers three
GLOBE Kits that contain the equipment required for you to participate in the program. Optional items are also available to help with your observation and data recording.
Earth Force's GREEN Global Rivers Environmental Education Network
Earth Forces GREEN helps young people protect rivers, streams and other vital water resources in their communities, thus merging hands-on, scientific learning with civic action.
Through GREEN, Earth Force creates affordable, quality testing equipment and teacher materials. Program participants can use the materials to assess the health of a watershed and develop a sustainable plan to improve water quality in their area. To see the GREEN Product kits that we offer, follow any of these links:
The Science Olympiad is an international, non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These objectives are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events that students prepare for throughout the year.
Forestry Suppliers, Inc. has been a sponsor of The Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic and provides teachers with superior, affordable science education products and correlated Science Olympiad Event prep products. Forestry Suppliers, Inc. can help equip you and your students (elementary high school) in meeting the challenges of many of the Science Olympiad events,such as:
Envirothon continues the proven concepts of hands-on education with the excitement of a good competition and the fun of spending a day in the outdoors. The result is an effective educational tool that helps teachers nurture environmentally aware students and met the need to implement the teaching of environmental education.
Envirothon is a series of hand-on contests in which teams of high school students compete to solve environmental problems. The event works much like an athletic competition, and the winners of that event get the chance to compete at the international level.
Forestry Suppliers offers products and kits that enable teachers to implement environmental education activities in the classroom and the field setting.
The Adopt-A-Watershed program is built around an engaging, integrated, K-12 science strategy that focuses learning on the local environment emphasizing service in partnership with the community. The watershed becomes a living laboratory in which students and community volunteers participate in service-learning activities, making science applicable and relevant to their lives.
The Adopt-A-Watershed strategy makes science come alive through outdoor field studies, restoration projects and community education projects, all of which apply grade level appropriate concepts based on national science standards to stewardship of the local watershed.