Did you know that 17 million acres, or nearly 60%, of Pennsylvania
is forest land, primarily hardwood forests?
Penn's Woods - A Sound Use of the Land" is a Pennsylvania-specific
curriculum designed to improve knowledge of forests and land use.
It talks about environmental issues, the wood products industry,
harvesting and other related topics.
While the curriculum was designed for educators, it offers a wealth
of information for people of all ages and in all walks of life,
who may be interested in knowing more about forest issues.
NEW! Streaming video - Take a look at the latest
video that provides a brief overview of Pennsylvania forest
site contains lots of interesting information in six fact sheets
drawn from the curriculum. Check out "Curriculum
Overview" on the bar above.
gives you the background on the curriculum box and let's you
see what's inside. The
full curriculum box is available in 700 state-related libraries.
exploring this site, you may want to download the online
curriculum for use in your classroom. The online version
is a full version of the written section of the curriculum
This is the information about Pennsylvania forests for which
you have been asking. It is designed to help you meet the
state's environment and ecology educational standards, which
were adopted in 2001.
If you would like to obtain a hardcopy version of the full
curriculum kit, go to "Get More
"Sustaining Penn's Woods - A Sound Use of the Land" is distributed
by the Pennsylvania-Department of Education, Bureau of Curriculum
& Academic Programs.