Thank you for your interest in using the forest as a teaching tool. The forest offers many opportunities to study history, math, science, and more.
Most of our guide book was written by a first grade teacher and is written for the elementary school teacher. The intent is to present the potential the forest has to offer an educator. Please stop by or contact our office to pick up a guide book.
Most of the activities presented in this guide are not original. Some of the activities are appropriate for younger students while others are appropriate for older students. It is left to the teacher to choose the activity and use as he/she sees fit.
In addition to this activity guide, the Starker Forestry Trail is available to any school group for a field trip. The trail is a few miles west of the Corvallis/Philomath communities and just off US Highway 20. Starker Forests, Inc. will gladly host any school group for a field trip to the trail. Just call the Starker Forests, Inc. office (541-929-2477) to make the arrangements. We currently have about 1300 students, mostly K-6, use the trail each school year.
This field trip is free. We provide a forester/guide(s) for the field trip. We have a port-a-potty complete with a wash basin and drinking water for the class. We provide the clipboards, pencils, and booklets for the students. For the occasional student who forgets or has inadequate rainwear, we have child-sized ponchos. Bus cost reimbursement is available through the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.