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What’s inside this handbook?. An introduction to forest health. An introduction to systems thinking. Six activities that teach forest health using systems thinking as a guide. 1. Forest health: What does this handbook cover?. Forest health touches on issues ranging from:

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What s inside this handbook

What’s inside this handbook?

  • An introduction to forest health.

  • An introduction to systems thinking.

  • Six activities that teach forest health usingsystems thinking as a guide.


1 forest health what does this handbook cover

1. Forest health: What does this handbook cover?

Forest health touches on issues ranging from:

  • The beneficial roles of insect pests and tree disease pathogens in a forest.

  • Management-related forest health issues.

  • The impacts of exotic, invasive species.

  • Forest fragmentation and urban encroachment.


1 forest health what will your students learn

1. Forest health: What will your students learn?

We hope that students will learn to:

  • Consider forest health from various viewpoints.

  • Understand interrelationships and feedback mechanisms.

  • Visualize spatial and temporal mechanisms of forest system functions.

  • Appreciate the variety of threats to forest health.

  • Consider their role as future forest stewards.


1 forest health what will your students learn1

1. Forest health: What will your students learn?

We hope that students will learn to:

  • Consider forest health from various viewpoints.

  • Understand interrelationships and feedback mechanisms.

  • Visualize spatial and temporal mechanisms of forest system functions.

  • Appreciate the variety of threats to forest health.

  • Consider their role as future forest stewards.


1 forest health what will your students learn2

1. Forest health: What will your students learn?

We hope that students will learn to:

  • Consider forest health from various viewpoints.

  • Understand interrelationships and feedback mechanisms.

  • Visualize spatial and temporal mechanisms of forest system functions.

  • Appreciate the variety of threats to forest health.

  • Consider their role as future forest stewards.


1 forest health what will your students learn3

1. Forest health: What will your students learn?

We hope that students will learn to:

  • Consider forest health from various viewpoints.

  • Understand interrelationships and feedback mechanisms.

  • Visualize spatial and temporal mechanisms of forest system functions.

  • Appreciate the variety of threats to forest health.

  • Consider their role as future forest stewards.


1 forest health what will your students learn4

1. Forest health: What will your students learn?

We hope that students will learn to:

  • Consider forest health from various viewpoints.

  • Understand interrelationships and feedback mechanisms.

  • Visualize spatial and temporal mechanisms of forest system functions.

  • Appreciate the variety of threats to forest health.

  • Consider their role as future forest stewards.


2 systems thinking why does this handbook use it

2. Systems thinking: Why does this handbook use it?

Forests are dynamicecosystems. Systems thinking helps teach about dynamics.

Systems thinking is a higher order thinking skill. It helps students think critically by looking for and understanding the systems underlying various phenomena.

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2 systems thinking what is a system

2. Systems thinking: What is a system?

A set of components that interact with each other in various ways resulting in changes to the collective whole. The whole system displays emergent properties and behaviors as a result of the relationships among its parts.


2 systems thinking an example

2. Systems thinking: An example

What do I need to know to keep my trees alive?


2 systems thinking elements of systems

2. Systems thinking: Elements of systems

There are many elements of systems, including:

  • Interdependence

  • Feedback loops

  • Inputs and outputs

  • Micro- to macro-systems


2 systems thinking elements of systems1

2. Systems thinking: Elements of systems

There are many elements of systems, including:

  • Interdependence

  • Feedback loops

  • Inputs and outputs

  • Micro- to macro-systems

Japanese mimosa

Southern magnolia

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2 systems thinking elements of systems2

2. Systems thinking: Elements of systems

There are many elements of systems, including:

  • Interdependence

  • Feedback loops

  • Inputs and outputs

  • Micro- to macro-systems

Input

Number and location of bark beetles

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Number and types of trees

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Environmental conditions

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Output

Epidemic outbreak of beetles?


2 systems thinking elements of systems3

2. Systems thinking: Elements of systems

There are many elements of systems, including:

  • Interdependence

  • Feedback loops

  • Inputs and outputs

  • Micro- to macro-systems


3 six forest health activities featuring systems thinking elements

3. Six forest health activities featuring systems thinking elements


3 six forest health activities featuring systems thinking elements1

3. Six forest health activities featuring systems thinking elements


Each activity includes

Each activity includes:

  • A lesson summary

  • List of Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

  • List of materials

  • Time considerations

  • Behavioral objectives


Each activity includes1

Each activity includes:

  • A “Thinking in systems section”

  • Background information


Each activity includes2

Each activity includes:

  • Instructions on how to prepare for, conduct, and assess each activity


Each activity includes3

Each activity includes:

Suggestions on:

  • How to optimize the learning experience

  • Points for discussion and reflection

  • Student pages and answer keys where applicable


Each activity includes4

Each activity includes:

  • Extension ideas

  • Additional resources, including the University of Florida’s SFRC Extension website for complementary resources.


Thanks

Thanks!

Your suggestions and enthusiasm have driven the making of these materials. We’d love to hear your feedback on how these activities perform with students.

Good luck and enjoy teaching!


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