Authors as Published

Audrey Zink-Sharp, Professor, Wood Science, Virginia Tech; Jennifer Davis, Former Graduate Student, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech

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It is important for students to gain an understanding of their environment through the use of real-world applications before they enter adulthood. Studies of environmental science reveal the negative impact humans are having on our environment. The first step towards correcting this problem is through education. Lack of education has caused many individuals to see wood science and forestry practices as one of the underlying causes of this problem. However, this is far from the truth. Wood Magic is a curriculum designed for high school students to raise awareness of how wood has become a vital part of our lives and the role of wood utilization in a sustainable future. This activity guide can easily be implemented into a formal or informal educational setting. 

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

November 9, 2009