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White Wonders

With snow-white needles, albino redwoods are a rare and fascinating sight within California's redwood forests. Physiology professor Jarmila Pittermann...

Manhattan Before Development

Photo: Historical illustration of Manhattan Island before 1609.

Flathead River

Photo of a river.

Big Cats and Their Habitats

Students use media resources to identify big cats and map the species ranges of the world's big cats. Then they determine each big cat's corresponding...

1988 Endangered Earth

Burgeoning human populations have placed unprecedented demands on farmland, forests, and other resources, changing the continents' green skins of ...

Can We Feed the Growing Population?

In this lesson, students explore the resources that make up our agricultural system. Students examine land uses and soil quality through graphs of lan...

Eurasian Wolf

Profile photo of a wolf in a forest.


Photo of beautiful forested mountains.


Encyclopedic entry. The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region. The subarctic is an area of the Northern Hemisphere that lies just south of ...


"Woodland" is often just another name for a forest

vegetation region

Scientists divide the Earth’s land into what are called vegetation regions

China’s Giant Pandas

Giant pandas are one of the rarest species on the planet. Once ranging for thousands of kilometers, fewer than 1,850 wild pandas remain today.

Amazon Gold Mine

"Lawless wilderness" becomes a protected national park.

Rain forest

A rain forest is an area of tall trees and a high amount of rainfall.

International Day of Forests

On March 21, 2012, the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Forests, drawing attention to woodlands from the rain forests of the Amazon ...

Land Cover

An interactive map of land cover across the globe, including croplands, urban areas, and forests.

Cats and Their Coats

Students explore what lions, tigers, and leopards look like and analyze how the animals' coats help them survive in their different habitats.

Snake Migration

Illinois’s Shawnee National Forest is famous for its Snake Road.


The Earth’s natural resources include air, water, soil, minerals, plants, and animals. Conservation is the practice of caring for these res...

Using the Land

Students explore data showing how humans have changed Earth's land. They examine maps showing the distribution of suitable agricultural land and i...

Muir Woods

Photo of a path in a redwood forest.