School engagement

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We can teach your students about the importance of connected forests for migrating wildlife, the effects of climate change, and creative ways we can support wildlife on the move. Did you know we can build gliding poles to help northern flying squirrels across roads? And that every year, volunteers get together on Big Nights to help frogs and salamanders across the road during mass amphibian migrations? These are some of the fun & compelling examples we use with students.

We are committed to educating the next generation of leaders and environmental advocates. These students will inherit this world, and without their help, Follow the Forest’s vision would not be possible.

We believe an environmental consciousness starts at a young age and that early experiences in nature can profoundly shape young minds. For this reason, we make education a big part of our work. We teach middle and high school students in collaboration with local land trusts. This helps contextualize local efforts that students can get involved with on a continental scale. Check out our map here.

“The highlight of the day for me was just to be outside on a nice day, and to notice all the different kinds of wildlife, and how they see the world. I loved learning about how we can change the world, one step at a time.” – Mia, 5th Grade

We are committed to working with you to mold our programming to your curriculum. Follow the Forest is a highly effective and malleable teaching tool – there are so many directions your students can take using our vision as a starting point. 

If you’re interested in Follow the Forest school programming, please contact us here.

Outdoor learning

Nature is the best classroom. We translate classroom learning to students’ immediate surroundings. What obstacles do our roads present to migrating wildlife? What threats do our forests face? What measures are being taken to help wildlife?

Community Science

We offer community science opportunities mapping local wildlife corridors. This empowers your students to contribute directly to our efforts and visualize the path animals are taking across the landscape.

“I got to see an example of what we talked about in the presentation, on our walk we saw a baby turtle trying to cross the road, luckily we got to help him across so he didn’t get hurt. But this just showed one of the many examples of challenges animals face. Though humans have tried their best to help animals we have also challenged them in many ways. A lot of the times we don’t even realize that something that is such a necessity for us like roads is such a big threat to wildlife.” – Louise, 5th Grade