Forest Service Multi-Media Projects


Natural Inquirer Podcasts
Welcome to the Technology Learning Partnership web page! This project is a joint endeavor between the USDA Forest Service, the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, and a local middle school educator and his students.

On this web page, you will be able to listen to student podcasts and videocasts based on Natural Inquirer articles that the students have read. You will also be able to access the lesson plans and activities that the educator used to help his students create their podcasts and videocasts. Finally, examples of student work are also available.

Black Hills National Forest Podcasts
The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota offers a great selection of audio podcasts and video downloads that highlight the many resources and management challenges of this special place.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Podcasts
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California provides a range of natural resource management focused podcasts through their excellent website. Topics range from wildfires to quagga mussels.

Other Forest Service Multimedia Resources

NatureWatch Live Critter Cams!
The NatureWatch program of the Forest Service maintains two different live video cameras -- one on a bald eagle nest, and one on spawning salmon. Although both of these videocams highlight animals during different seasons, the Web site provides edited videos of the cameras. 

NatureWatch Find-A-Viewing Site Database
This interactive, GoogleEarth map will help you find wildlife viewing sites across the country. The site helps you locate sites, and then provides a wealth of information about each Forest Service viewing site.

Portable Electronic Presentations (PEPs) Pacific Northwest and Southwest Research Stations --
A portable electronic presentation is an online \ offline interactive learning resource representing key scientific talks in an on-demand rich media format. The PNW  Web site features a diversity of PEPs that bring their important research to you.

Kid's Virtual Field Trip - Boise National Forest, Idaho
It's a field trip to the Boise National Forest that you can take through your computer. You'll see a little bit of everything. Mountains. Trees. Streams. Lakes. Wildlife. Flowers. You'll be able to explore the forest through "Quick Time VR Panorama pages." A panorama page looks like a photograph ... except you can turn and see in every direction!

The panorama pages aren't the same as hiking through the forest. You won't feel the wind against your cheeks, smell the scent of pine trees, or hear the water rushing down a mountain stream. So, we hope you might want to visit the forest for real. You can print out a map with directions to give you an idea of where these places are. We'll give you addresses of where you can get an official forest map to help you find all the right roads to visit these areas.