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Promote Trees The Forest Learners Kit aims to promote the benefits of trees and forests to the next generation of Papua New Guineans. 

Upper Secondary School Resources

Grade_12The Forest Learners Kit currently contains over 40 different multi-media teaching aids for the following upper secondary grades:

  • Upper secondary 11

  • Upper secondary 12

These school resources have been arranged with reference to the PNG Outcome Based:

 

Teaching Aids: Life and Living

Over 25 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the upper secondary school strand: Life and Living.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the 3 relevant units (see below). 

Living things:

  • pdf A 60 SECOND GUIDE- SAVANNA BIOME: A brief introduction to the savanna biome.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • youtube_3 RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ecosystem, and the conservation efforts being done to protect these biomes.
  • youtube_3 TANAH PAPUA, A PARADISE FOR BIRDS: The Cornell Lab's Birds-of-Paradise Project is working with the Governments of Papua and West Papua and other international partners to further science, engagement and conservation of the region's biodiversity with a focus on the birds-of-paradise.

Ecology:

  • pdf A 60 SECOND GUIDE- SAVANNA BIOME: A brief introduction to the savanna biome.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • youtube_3 RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ecosystem, and the conservation efforts to protect these biomes.

Environmental Management:

  • pdf A 60 SECOND GUIDE- SAVANNA BIOME: A brief introduction to the savanna biome.
  • youtube_3 AGRO FORESTRY - TREE BASED FARMING: Through our agro-forestry initiative Trees for Life, we support farmers to plant ecologically beneficial trees on their lands. These trees in turn will provide sustenance for the farmer and give them produce which they can use for extra income
  • zip CARBON FOOTPRINTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OFFSETTING: This is the third lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • youtube_3 CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.
  • zip CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING: This is the first lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • zip CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTATION: Power Point Presentation on Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Climate Change.
  • youtube_3 CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE WITH TREES: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in the Philippines is working with smallholder farmers in the rural uplands to promote sustainable agriculture through integrating trees on farms.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • pdf GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS LESSON PLAN: In this high school geography lesson plan students will learn about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and how they can be used in forestry.
  • youtube_3 GIS SYSTEMS: Learn about Geographical Information Systems and how they can be used in forestry
  • youtube_3 HOW AGROFORESTRY CAN INCREASE COFFEE FARMS' RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: What is at stake in global climate? How is it affecting coffee farmers?
  • zip HUMAN ACTIVITIES CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE: This is the second lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • zip MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE: This lesson aims to get students to think about the different way we can mitigate climate change. These include; Alternative energy, carbon capture, replanting trees and international agreements.
  • youtube_3 OUR FOREST OUR FUTURE: "Our Forest our future" is the slogan of Vanuatu's Forest Department to raise awareness among the local population about the urgent need to conserve and protect forests on the islands of the South Pacific.
  • youtube_3 RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ecosystem, and the conservation efforts being done to protect these biomes.
  • pdf TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE: This lesson considers some of the proposed ways of tackling climate change.
  • youtube_3 TANAH PAPUA, A PARADISE FOR BIRDS: The Cornell Lab's Birds-of-Paradise Project is working with the Governments of Papua and West Papua and other international partners to further science, engagement and conservation of the region's biodiversity with a focus on the birds-of-paradise.
  • youtube_3 THE 10 LARGEST FORESTS ON EARTH: Forests are some of the important ecosystems on the planet, but also some of the most threatened. In hopes of raising awareness of the issue of deforestation, here's the 10 largest forests on Earth.
  • youtube_3 THE 5 MOST DAMAGED FORESTS ON EARTH: Last week I went through the 10 largest forests on Earth, but there are a few forests that should be mentioned, not because of how big they are now, but because of how big they once were.

 

Teaching Aids: Sustainability

Over 25 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the upper secondary school strand: Sustainability.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the 2 relevant units (see below). 

Integrated Natural Resource Management:

  • youtube_3 AGRO FORESTRY - TREE BASED FARMING: Through our agro-forestry initiative Trees for Life, we support farmers to plant ecologically beneficial trees on their lands. These trees in turn will provide sustenance for the farmer and give them produce which they can use for extra income.
  • youtube_3 ARE YOU READY TO PLANT TREES?: This video helps landowners to answer the following questions: (1) Do you have the necessary resources to grow trees? (2) Who can help you to grow trees? (3) Can trees help you to realise your plans for the future?
  • youtube_3 CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE WITH TREES: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in the Philippines is working with smallholder farmers in the rural uplands to promote sustainable agriculture through integrating trees on farms.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • youtube_3 HOW AGROFORESTRY CAN INCREASE COFFEE FARMS' RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: What is at stake in global climate? How is it affecting coffee farmers?
  • youtube_3 OUR FOREST OUR FUTURE: "Our Forest our future" is the slogan of Vanuatu's Forest Department to raise awareness among the local population about the urgent need to conserve and protect forests on the islands of the South Pacific.
  • youtube_3 ROLE OF FOREST RESOURCES: Forest and tree play a vital role in the lives of all the people of Pacific Island countries and territories.
  • youtube_3 TANAH PAPUA, A PARADISE FOR BIRDS: The Cornell Lab's Birds-of-Paradise Project is working with the Governments of Papua and West Papua and other international partners to further science, engagement and conservation of the region's biodiversity with a focus on the birds-of-paradise.
  • youtube_3 THE 10 LARGEST FORESTS ON EARTH: Forests are some of the important ecosystems on the planet, but also some of the most threatened. In hopes of raising awareness of the issue of deforestation, here's the 10 largest forests on Earth.
  • youtube_3 WHY PLANT TREES IN PNG?: This video helps landowners to think about the following questions: (1) Can trees help me? (2) Don't trees take up too much space? (3) Don't trees grow too slowly? (4) Can trees help everyone?

Forestry:

  • youtube_3 AGRO FORESTRY - TREE BASED FARMING: Through our agro-forestry initiative Trees for Life, we support farmers to plant ecologically beneficial trees on their lands. These trees in turn will provide sustenance for the farmer and give them produce which they can use for extra income.
  • youtube_3 ARE YOU READY TO PLANT TREES?: This video helps landowners to answer the following questions: (1) Do you have the necessary resources to grow trees? (2) Who can help you to grow trees? (3) Can trees help you to realise your plans for the future?
  • youtube_3 CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE WITH TREES: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in the Philippines is working with smallholder farmers in the rural uplands to promote sustainable agriculture through integrating trees on farms.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • zip FORESTRY AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION: This resource has been developed for teachers of year 11 Agriculture. It allows students to acquire skills in selecting appropriate research sources and data pertaining to the topic of carbon sequestration and storage in forests.
  • youtube_3 FOREST RESTORATION AFTER LOGGING: In this short Awareness Video, Jonah Barumtai, of Madang Province in PNG, speaks about the need for tree planting to restore his forest of the timber resources that were removed after logging.
  • youtube_3 GOING BUSH 3: Looks at the carbon storage potential of building.
  • youtube_3 HOW AGROFORESTRY CAN INCREASE COFFEE FARMS' RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: What is at stake in global climate? How is it affecting coffee farmers?
  • pdf HOW IS CARBON STORED IN WOOD PRODUCTS?: This resource examines the properties of carbon and how to use formulas for calculating carbon storage sequestration. It provides information on how some carbon is lost during the processing and manufacturing of wood, whilst most is recovered and used and then stored for the life of the wood product. 
  • youtube_3 OUR FOREST OUR FUTURE: "Our Forest our future" is the slogan of Vanuatu's Forest Department to raise awareness among the local population about the urgent need to conserve and protect forests on the islands of the South Pacific.
  • youtube_3 PUTTING YOUNG TEAK TREES TO GOOD USE: In this short awareness video by Verdien, Kevin Jack from Mare in Morobe Province explains how the local market for round logs from thinning of teak stands, is an important source of mid-rotation cash for smallholder woodlot owners.
  • youtube_3 RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ecosystem, and the conservation efforts being done to protect these biomes.
  • youtube_3 RED STINKWOOD: In this short awareness video by Ginny Stein, Andrea Willy from promotes the red stinkwood tree for furniture production in Vanuatu.
  • youtube_3 ROLE OF FOREST RESOURCES: Forest and tree play a vital role in the lives of all the people of Pacific Island countries and territories.
  • youtube_3 SANDALWOOD: In this short awareness video by Ginny Stein, Tom Kalpoas shows how he is encouraging people to plant sandalwood in Moso Island, Vanuatu.
  • youtube_3 THE 5 MOST DAMAGED FORESTS ON EARTH: Last week I went through the 10 largest forests on Earth, but there were a few forests that I felt needed to be mentioned, not because of how big they are currently, but because of how big they once were.
  • youtube_3 TIMBER FOR HOUSE CONSTRUCTION: In this short Awareness Video, Daniel Sioba, of Madang Province in PNG, speaks about how population growth and expansion of gardening areas has reduced his community's timber resources. Daniel and his father explain how tree planting will allow their community to have timber for house construction for many years to come.
  • pdf TREES, WOODLANDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A set of fact sheets explaining climate change, why it is happening, the role of trees in regulating the global climate, managing trees and woodland sustainably, woodland biodiversity, wood as a green renewable resource and how to identify sustainable supplies of wood and paper.
  • youtube_3 WHY PLANT TREES IN PNG?: This video helps landowners to think about the following questions: (1) Can trees help me? (2) Don't trees take up too much space? (3) Don't trees grow too slowly? (4) Can trees help everyone?

 

Teaching Aids: Environment and Sustainability

Ove 25 Multi-media Resourceshave been allocated to the upper secondary school strand: Environment and Sustainability.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the relevant unit (see below). 

Resource Use and Management:

  • youtube_3 ARE YOU READY TO PLANT TREES?: This video helps landowners to answer the following questions: (1) Do you have the necessary resources to grow trees? (2) Who can help you to grow trees? (3) Can trees help you to realise your plans for the future?
  • zip CARBON FOOTPRINTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OFFSETTING: This is the third lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • youtube_3 CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: What causes climate change? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.
  • zip CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING: This is the first lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • zip ENVIRONMENTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: This booklet looks primarily at the rainforest and covers how plants adapt to their environments, food webs, the water cycle, how humans us the rainforest and how it can be sustainable.
  • youtube_3 GOOD OIL - SUMATRA'S SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL: The small holder palm oil project run by the farmers of Dosan village in Riau (Sumatra, Indonesia) is demonstrating that sustainable palm oil production and protection of Indonesia's remaining rainforest can go hand in hand.
  • youtube_3 GRETA THUNBERG: Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot highlight the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.
  • youtube_3 HOW CAN PALM OIL BE MORE SUSTAINABLE?: We hear a lot about the impacts of palm oil on forests and endangered species such as the orangutan. But did you know that solutions exist to produce palm oil that does not harm people or nature? Take 5 minutes to find out how the RSPO works and why WWF supports it as one strategy to help reduce deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropics.
  • zip HUMAN ACTIVITIES CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE: This is the second lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting.
  • zip MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE: This lesson aims to get students to think about the different way we can mitigate climate change. These include; Alternative energy, carbon capture, replanting trees and international agreements.
  • youtube_3 OUR FOREST OUR FUTURE: "Our Forest our future" is the slogan of Vanuatu's Forest Department to raise awareness among the local population about the urgent need to conserve and protect forests on the islands of the South Pacific.
  • youtube_3 PROTECTING HABITATS IN PNG'S TORRICELLI MOUNTAINS: Mathew Akon is enlisting one of the world's most endangered marsupials, the little-known tensile or Scott's tree kangaroo, to inspire villagers in Papua New Guinea's remote and wildlife-rich Torricelli Mountains to agree to hunting limits and support habitat protection.
  • youtube_3 RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ecosystem, and the conservation efforts being done to protect these biomes.
  • youtube_3 ROLE OF FOREST RESOURCES: Forest and tree play a vital role in the lives of all the people of  the Pacific Islands.
  • youtube_3 RSPO CERTIFICATION FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: Smallholder farmers produce 40% of the world's palm oil.  This video from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) looks at how these farmers can increase production, protect their environment and sustain their rural livelihoods.
  • youtube_3 SHOPPING WITH THEIR FEET: See how two friends in Australia created a social media campaign calling for palm oil to be sourced only from sustainable plantations.
  • zip SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL - INFOGRAPHICS : Factsheets and posters about sustainable palm oil production, processing and marketing from GreenPalm.
  • zip SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL - REPORTS :   Reports on sustainable palm oil production from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ),  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • zip SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL - STANDARDS :  Standards for sustainable palm oil production from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • youtube_3 SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL - THE WAY FORWARD: This video describes the work of the Sustainable Palm Oil team in WWF-Malaysia. It also shows how some oil palm companies are already contributing a role in conservation work on the ground.
  • youtube_3 TANAH PAPUA, A PARADISE FOR BIRDS: The Cornell Lab's Birds-of-Paradise Project is working with the Governments of Papua and West Papua and other international partners to further science, engagement and conservation of the region's biodiversity with a focus on the birds-of-paradise.
  • youtube_3 THE 10 LARGEST FORESTS ON EARTH: Forests are some of the important ecosystems on the planet, but also some of the most threatened. In hopes of raising awareness of the issue of deforestation, here's the 10 largest forests on Earth.
  • youtube_3 THE 5 MOST DAMAGED FORESTS ON EARTH: Last week I went through the 10 largest forests on Earth, but there were a few forests that I felt needed to be mentioned, not because of how big they are currently, but because of how big they once were.
  • youtube_3 TREE OF LIFE: Have you ever thought of the Bible as a story about trees? In the opening pages of the Bible, God gives humanity a gift that they quickly forfeit—eternal life that comes by eating from the tree of life. In this video, we explore the meaning of this powerful image and how sacred trees play a key role throughout the story of the Bible.
  • youtube_3 TREES FOR TIMBER: Money doesn't grow on trees, but a tree planting program in East New Britain Province is challenging this proverb.
  • youtube_3 WHY PLANT TREES IN PNG?: This video helps landowners to think about the following questions: (1) Can trees help me? (2) Don't trees take up too much space? (3) Don't trees grow too slowly? (4) Can trees help everyone?

 

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