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Learn About the Products that Come From Trees!

Did you know that trees from working forests provide more than 5,000 products we use every day? In this week's email, you can learn more about these incredible renewable products and why they are so important to your daily life! Share what you learn on social media at #GAFORESTSWORK
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THE BEES AND TREES OF GEORGIA

Georgia is a major agricultural state, and the hundreds of species of native bees are an essential part of terrestrial ecosystems. Come explore the fascinating lives of some of these important pollinators. 

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NATIVE BEES OF GEORGIA ACTIVITY
3RD - 8TH GRADE 

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THESE PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM TREES

From tissue paper to plastics, many everyday products originate from trees. We visit multiple sites in Georgia that are involved in the production process and also highlight the importance of recycling paper and plastic materials. Join GPB Host Chelsea Philips Tafoya as she talks with forest product manufacturers around the state! 
Learn more about forest management and measuring forests with the activities linked below. 
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STUDENT MEASURING FORESTS ACTIVITY
TEACHER KEY
Learn more about Georgia’s working forests by creating your own Virtual Learning Journey!
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ENJOY OUR FORESTS AND THE OUTDOORS!

GRADES: 1ST - 8TH
Make Your Own Paper: PLT Activity


Paper is a simple material. It is essentially a mat held together by a fiber’s rough­ness and can be made from almost any fibrous material such as cotton, hemp, flax, wood, or recycled paper. And yet, this simple product has a tremendous effect on our lives. Imagine how different your day would be without paper! 
 
HIGH SCHOOL 
Re-Imagining Our Skyline with Wood Skyscrapers

Mass timber provides a sustainable and renewable alternative to concrete and steel, allowing skyscrapers and tall buildings to be made from wood. Learn more about this incredible material with the videos below from #forestproud

What is Mass Timber →
Building in the Future with Mass Timber →
ALL AGES
Forest Fact Break: Wood Products

This 90-second video looks at wood products. We use trees for all kinds of daily items. Some are pretty obvious. Others, not so much. But when you consider that wood is one of our great renewable resources, it's probably a good idea to use wood for whatever we can. 

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