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Canadian Forestry Association
Ottawa, ON 
Phone: (613) 232-1815 Fax: 232-4210
    Two boys learn about natural versus synthetic products, forest communities, stewardship and conservation. Program includes summary, curriculum tie-ins, pre-story and story activities, worksheets and questions. For audiences aged 6 to 9 years.
Kids Can Press
Toronto, Ontario
Phone: (416) 925-5437
Contact: Jane Drake, Ann Love or Pat Cupples
    This book introduces kids to the people, machines and environmental concerns of forestry and helps them appreciate the work involved in bringing forest products to their homes. The book explains the complexity of the forest ecosystem, regeneration, fire control, harvesting methods, transportation, the workings of a small sawmill and papermill and the importance of wilderness. Ages: 7-10. Cost: $14.95.

Pulp and Paper Sector

Advanced Papermaking Initiative
The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) is a program to enhance post-secondary education for the pulp and paper industry of British Columbia.
Pulp & Paper Centre
The University of British Columbia
2385 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4
Tel 604-822-8560 Fax 604-822-8563.


New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 453-2614
Fax: (506) 457-4881

  • HOUSE - WHERE, WHY & HOW: A Child’s Guide to the Origins of Everyday Stuff (1993). Narrated from the tree’s perspective as it grows in the forest, travels to the mill, and becomes part of a new house. Ages: 6+. Length: 9 minutes. Cost: Loan (video).

Moving Images
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 684-3014
  • A CUT ABOVE: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A LOGGER. A look at the logging industry on Vancouver Island through the eyes of Mike Tardiff, a third-generation forest industry worker. (25 min. video)
Harbour Publishing
Madeira Park, BC
Phone: 604-883-2730
Fax: 604-883-9451
Toll free: 1-800-667-2988
  • NOW YOU'RE LOGGING! by Bus Griffiths. Classic cartoons that not only illustrate old-time logging methods but tell a rousing tale from the “golden age” of the BC forest industry. Cost: $19.95.
HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
Scarborough, ON
Phone: 1-800-387-0117 Fax: 1-800-668-5788
Cost: $16.50
  • ONE DAY IN THE WOODS is a story of a young urban girl discovering the forest. The book describes forest life and encourages an appreciation for its holistic values.

Naturescape British Columbia
Ministry of Environment, Lands
and Parks
Victoria, BC
Phone: 1-800-387-9853
  • NATURESCAPE KIT. Students learn to restore, maintain and protect wildlife habitat at home or at school with a Naturescape kit. This kit helps create a more wildlife-friendly environment. Cost: $15.

Acorn Naturalists
Tustin, CA
Phone: 1-800-422-8886
Fax: 1-800-452-2802
  • EYEWITNESS BEAR VIDEO. In classic eyewitness style, this 35-minute video provides new insights into an animal that humans both fear and love. Ages: 7 and up. Cost: $9.95.

Canadian Content
c/o Pacific Edge Publishing
Gabriola, BC
Phone: 604-247-8806
Fax: 604-247-8299
  • ANIMAL ACTIVITY BOOKS FOR YOUNG LEARNERS — Arctic Animals, Desert Animals, Grassland Animals, Northern Forest Animals, and Ocean Animals. These books introduce students to animals that live in five different regions around the world. Both the information and the activities will help children discover how the animals obtain food, shelter and defend themselves from enemies. Teachers will find the glossary at the end of each resource a useful review. Cost: $7.95 each.

PO Box 31933, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 4s4,
Phone: 604-512-3277
  • Founded by BC student Simon Jackson, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition is a youth-run environmental organiztion whose mandate is to preserve a habitat in BC's northern coastal rainforest for the rare, white Kermode or spirit bear.


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