A Forest Journey
Our Northstate forests and their products play an important part in our history and economy. We celebrate our forests this fall with A Forest Journey, a rich and inviting interactive exhibition inspired by the Harvard classic A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization by science writer John Perlin. This in-depth exhibition sheds new light on the history of the use of wood throughout the world, on forest products (from paper to lifesaving pharmaceuticals) and on the relationship between forests and the green house effect.
A Forest Journey is broken down into four central components or themes:
- Botany (Four types of Forest, Erosion, Conservation & Forest as Habitat)
- History (Tree Evolution, Trees as Fuel, Early American House & Historical Deforestation)
- Cultural (Contemporary Deforestation, Lumber Usage, Tree Products, Medicinal Trees)
- Science Connections (Photosynthesis, Leaves Changing Colors, Greenhouse Effect & Benefits of Trees)
education materials (Pre and Post)
Sponsors and Credits
A Forest Journey is sponsored by Shasta Forests Timberland LLC and Red River Forests, LLC.
Support provided by Sierra Pacific Foundation.
A Forest Journey was created and is toured by The Franklin Institute.