Teacher & Parent Resources

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, the Tillamook Forest Center Education Program offers a variety of resources to help you connect with the exhibits in the center and the forest ecosystem beyond its doors. Listed below are resources for guided or self-guided trips and materials that are available for loan.

Guided Teacher Program Packets[top]

If you have registered for a field trip, please download the appropriate program packet below. Each program packet contains planning information (agendas, check lists, maps, etc.) as well as the pre-site, on-site, and post site activities. If you have difficulty downloading this packet please call, toll free, (866) 930-4646, and our education staff can email you a copy. Scavenger hunt booklets will be provided when you arrive onsite. If you have registered for more than two classes, agendas and examples of multiple class scavenger hunt booklets will be sent directly.

All Education Programs | Field Trip Preparation Materials

Homes and Habitats Program | Pre-K – Kindergarten

What's a Forest? Education Program | 1st – 2nd Grade

Tillamook Forest Past and Present Education Program | 3rd – 4th Grade

Salmon in Our Streams Education Program | 3rd – 5th Grade

Fresh Water and Forests Education Program | 5th – 6th grade

Trees of the Tillamook Education Program | 5th – 6th Grade

Forest Carbon and Climate Program | 7th – 8th grade

Custom Tours[top]

You can maximize the experience for you and your students at the center when you know what to expect in advance. Schedule a tour just for you and your staff and you’ll learn the logistics of field trip planning and find out how center resources can support your curriculum.

Special Request Teacher/Chaperone Planning Packet[top]

You can maximize the experience for you and your students at the center when you know what to expect in advance. Schedule a tour just for you and your staff and you’ll learn the logistics of field trip planning and find out how center resources can support your curriculum.

Scavenger Hunt Forms[top]

The Tillamook Forest Center staff have worked together with teachers over the years to come up with engaging questions for a variety of self-guided worksheets. Use or combine these questions to create your own worksheets that will meet your specific needs. Select worksheets by topic, grade level or specific area in the exhibit hall by using this matrix.

Oregon Department of Education Standards[top]

These documents tie State of Oregon content standards to Tillamook Forest Center education programs. Activities are correlated to the benchmark levels for the third, fifth, and eighth grade levels in social science, science, math, English, the arts, and even physical education!

Books[top]

Fire on the Wind, by Linda Crew, is a story of the Tillamook Burn told through the eyes of a young girl, going through puberty, in 1933. This historical fiction novel brings to reality the hardships of victories of life in a logging camp. A 35 book set is available for check-out. Most appropriate for 6th to 8th grade students.

NatureScope, Trees Are Terrific! by National Wildlife Federation. Most appropriate for 2nd to 8th grade students. Through indoor and outdoor activities that show kids how to plant and protect trees, Trees Are Terrific teaches kids about the numerous tree species, leaves and trunk rings, why we need forests, and finally, how to celebrate trees!

Browse our comprehensive list of books about trees, plants, forests, and nature. Books are listed by title, author, appropriate grade level, and also carry recommendations from our staff.

Media[top]

VHS

The Sea of Green: The Sea of Green takes you on a journey back through time to witness the evolution of today’s Tillamook State Forest. One of the world’s largest reforestation projects has returned the area to a healthy and productive forest today, managed for economic, social, and environmental benefits. Most appropriate for 3rd to 8th grade students.

DVD

Legacy of Fire: A thundering success story bringing you from the ashes and destruction of a torched wasteland to a living and thriving forest, Legacy of Fire is a 15 minute award-winning film showcased in the Burn Theater. You’ll be illuminated by the blaze of the Tillamook Burn fires as a smoky aroma reminds you that this area was not always a lush haven. Hearing stories of the inspirational community response to the destruction will tug at your heartstrings, as those who re-planted this forest by hand recount their experience. Take the journey from ashes to emerald, as you feel the power of the Tillamook Burn.