Sunday, 20 March 2011

International Year of Forests

The United Nations has proclaimed 2011 the International Year of Forests.
Forests cover 31% of the land area of Earth and are home to two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals. Loss of forest worldwide has been linked to endangered species, climate change and increased levels of greenhouse gases.I think that with appreciation comes respect, and with that respect, we can work together to create a happier and healthier Earth. I think these activities can teach you about the importance of preserving the earth's forests .
1.-Video: Forest in our everyday lives.

1.- A walk in the forests.Learn all about the wonders of nature by joining them for a walk in the woods!.
2.-Dr. Arbor Talks trees. Learn how the roots, trunk, leaves, twigs, and buds are put together. Tells how to identify trees and what happens inside the tree.
3. Smokey Bear. Explore Smokey's cabin to find all sorts of fun and interesting things about Wildfire Prevention. Place the mouse over objects in the room to see descriptions of activities, games, facts, and other info. Click on any item to explore more, or use the “Quick Menu” in the upper right for quick access to all the information available on Smokey's outpost. Have fun!
4. Watch this short animated film that highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change.Great video with a very important message:Humanity needs the forests.