myForest for Education: the UK’s first woodland management planning application designed specifically for education.
‘In designing and building myForest for Education, we consulted closely with more than 100 Forest School Leaders, environmental educators and teachers who participated in early trials and contributed ideas.’ (Sylva Foundation)
The outcome is myForest for Education – an easy-to-use and free online application that enables any educator, or young person, to generate straightforward woodland management plans, maps and ecological impact assessments for woodland sites and school grounds.
A screenshot from the myForest for Education application. The smallest of features can be mapped and described. A management plan can then be created for your site.
- Forest School Leaders undertaking Level 3 training users can produce a Forest School site management plan and ecological impact assessment.
- Educators using any school grounds, woodland site or other outdoor space in the UK can create printable maps with features and labels.
- Responsive design, which means it fits the size of the screen you are using, making it easy to use with tablets and laptops.
- Guidance throughout using ‘context-sensitive’ help.
Sylva Foundation’s Education Manager Jen Hurst said,
“myForest for Education creates a bridge between the worlds of forestry and education, and it will increase engagement of educators and young people in real life sustainable forest management”.
myForest for Education training workshops are currently being planned at several locations across the UK. They will be targeted at Forest School Leaders, environmental educators or teachers interested learning more about the power of myForest for Education. More information will be posted soon.