Teacher and Volunteer Resources

Teacher and volunteer resources

Online education

A sampling of educational materials produced by instructors and institutions in BC when classes shifted online due to COVID-19:

  • Virtual Forest Tour in Pacific Spirit Park, by Dr. Nina Hewitt (Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, UBC). Hewitt created the video in spring 2020 as a substitute for in-person field trips for the UBC Geography course: Our Changing Environment: Climates and Ecosystems. Hewitt also produced an augmented reality app version of the tour.

  • Dr. Patrick Culbert (Faculty of Forestry, UBC) created a series of forest-walk videos  on the UBC FRST350 (Foundational Field School) YouTube Channel. The videos cover a wide range of forestry topics. The first is an introduction by Dr. Culbert.

  • Hélène Marcoux, BCIT Forest and Natural Areas Management faculty member, produced a series of Youtube videos called “Interviews with Plants,” including one on Pacific ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus). 

BC forests

  • A Walk in the Forest (3.12’ video)

A Walk in the Woods – Willow River Demonstration Forest

What foresters do

  • BC’s Forests Require Special Care – Professional Reliance and Forest Professionals (4.23’ video) 

First Nations and forests

    • Definition of Indigenous (2.26’ video)


If you’re planning a trip outdoors, leave a trip plan. AdventureSmart, a national prevention program for Canadians and visitors who participate in outdoor recreational activities, offers an app to help plan your outdoor excursion, as well as a other safety information and a video to help you plan a safe trip.

Forests and climate change

Tree seed production for regeneration

Tree and wood identification

Forest birds

Forest animals in the winter

Ordering promotional materials

Enquiries to see if seedings are available.

BC tree classroom reference kit

Field day example


In addition, check out the BC tree posters as an additional resource.