Forests & Forestry Videos
2 programs - 45 min. each; 9-12; Energy Use & Conservation, Maine Studies; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1979)
A step-by-step look at woodburning, from forest to flue. H osted by Elizabeth Swain and produced in cooperation with the Maine Audubon Society and the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Maine .
- Part 1
- Part 2
From Stump to Ship
30 min.; 7-12; Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies; Produced by: Sheldon Weiss Productions (1986)
From Stump To Ship takes a close look at traditional lumbering practices and technology in a time of transition as machines and motor vehicles began to replace workers and animals in the woods. It contains many reminders of the way the lumber industry helped to develop the state of Maine and the character of its people. The images presented are a visual record of an important era in the state's changing industrial history. Note: From Stump To Ship can be duplicated only for schools for classroom use.
20 min.; 9-12; Career/Vocational Education, Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies, Safety; Distributed by: Maine Dept. of Labor (1988)
The program presents 11 hazards associated with cutting in logging operations and makes practical suggestions for dealing with these hazards.
Last Log Drive
30 min.; 7-12; Forests & Forestry, History, Maine Studies; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1977)
The last logs transported by the Kennebec River moved down Wyman Lake to the Wyman Dam Sluiceway in September, 1976. By October 1, the Kennebec River flowed free of logs for the first time in 150 years and the change from waterway to roadway had been made.
No Boss on Your Back
31 min.; 9-12; Career Education, Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies, Safety; Distributed by: Maine Dept. of Labor (1992)
No Boss On Your Back deals with safe trucking in the wood industry.
22 min.; 9-12; Career Education, Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies, Safety; Distributed by: Maine Dept of Labor, Augusta , ME (1989)
Put'er There! is about directional felling in forestry operations. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used notching techniques with a heavy emphasis on safety.
Quest - 2003
60 min. each; 4-12; Environment, Forests & Forestry, Health/Wellness, Maine Studies, Science; Maine PBS (2003)
- Wilderness - Is there such a thing as true wilderness anymore in northern New England ? And would we know it if we saw it? Not everyone defines wilderness the same way. And a relatively new science, conservation biology, is giving us even more options. Experience the region's most wild and stunning places as QUEST seeks out wilderness, old growth forests, and ecological reserves in Maine , New Hampshire and Vermont . This is the first widescreen program ever produced by Maine PBS!
- Autumn - Long before the first leaf turns red or most wild berries are ripe for eating, the natural world is busy getting ready for winter. So if fall starts that early for plants and animals, how do they know the seasons are changing? Witness the incredible communication that goes on with biochemicals that "tells" the natural world when to start preparing for colder weather.
- Winter - For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. But it takes more than that to make it through our long cold winters. Creating their own anti-freeze and re-directing bloodflow are just a few of the amazing adaptations the natural world has come up with that we'll explore on QUEST. What many plants and animals know that we humans don't when it comes to dealing with winter.
- Remote Sensing - It wasn't until manned space missions that we learned how seeing a bigger picture gave us a whole new appreciation of our world. Now we routinely gather and interpret data from a distance. See for yourself how remote sensing helped secure emergency relief funds in the wake of the 1998 ice storm in northern New England forests. And how satellite images of microscopic phytoplankton in the Gulf of Maine may help solve some global warming problems.
- Managing Wildlife - Wildlife is always surprising us - even when pushed to the brink of extinction. Animals we once tried to get rid of are now literally at our backdoors. Marvel at the triumphant return of black bear, moose, fisher, and perhaps the cougar. And see how we're just beginning to learn about other species. Discover how it took DNA testing to figure out that some songbird chicks have three or more parents. QUEST explores how the mysteries of our wildlife are being solved.
- Food - How is it that we're always dieting yet still face an epidemic of obesity and diabetes? We are what we eat, nutritionists tell us. But there seems to be mass confusion about what we should be eating. QUEST explores how the government's food pyramid and many of the latest diet plans only make it more confusing. Get the skinny on what you should know about food.
30 min.; 7-12; Forests & Forestry, History, Maine Studies; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1976)
A program designed to recreate both the myths and the realities of the men of Maine who worked in the woods. The program consists of tall tales of the woodsmen's life, woodsmen's songs, and film of woods operations taken circa 1937.
Then It Happened
15 min.; 7-12; Environment, Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies, Safety; Distributed by: Maine Dept. of Conservation (1987)
A documentary on the 1947 forest fires in Maine with an introduction by Governor John McKernan.