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Publication #CIR 1269

Give Forests a Hand Youth Action Guide1

Janice Easton, Alison W. Bowers, and Martha C. Monroe2

"Give Forests a Hand" is a community service learning program that engages groups of youth in explorations and action projects based on trees and forests. The entire booklet is a 105 page project book for youth. It describes an eight-step process that guides youth through problem identification, the search for more information, prioritizing activities, selecting a project, planning that project, implementing the action, and finally celebrating success. The booklet includes four surveys for different types of forests: school forests, community forests, neighborhood trees, and rural forests that guide youth toward potential questions, concerns and opportunities for action projects. Reflection questions at each step of the process help youth think about the skills they are building and the information they are learning. A companion Leader Guide can be found at CIR 1270/FR118.

Note: CIR 1269/FR117 is available in Portable Document Format (pdf) only (file size = 9.28MB). Click here to view the pdf.

Footnotes

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This document is CIR 1269, one of a series of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2002. Revised September 2006. Reviewed February 2016. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Janice Easton and Alison W. Bowers, former graduate students; and Martha C. Monroe, professor, School of Forests Resources and Conservation; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.