We have a suite of educational lessons and videos to help you teach your students about many topics important to understanding forest ecology from a scientific approach while appreciating its beauty and complexity.
Online resources and tools we recommend to help you with your STEM lessons include:
- Avenza Maps – download to use the Black Rock Forest trail map with your GPS location
- Merlin Bird ID – use audio or photos to ID birds
- Project FeederWatch – count the birds you see at feeders
- NestWatch – count the birds you see in nests
- FrogWatch USA – help monitor local frog populations
- iNaturalist – use photos to ID plants and animals
- Data Nuggets – free quantitative scientific activities with real data analysis and interpretation
- Desmos – free online graphing calculator, digital math activities, etc.
- Tuva Labs – explore, visualize, and analyze (some free!) datasets
- PocketLab Notebook – Dr. Schnell has a PocketLab Air to collect climate data – results are live!
- PhET Interactive Simulations – free Interactive Simulations for Science and Math
- FREE Gizmos | ExploreLearning Gizmos – virtual lab simulations
- STEM Resource Finder – Concord Consortium offers free K-12 science simulations
- Find Your Path through the NGSS – Next Generation Science Standards with help from Concord Consortium