Good news. There are many ways to link FIG to your high school or middle school curriculum. Use this website, PLT resources, and Maine Audubon resources to frame the FIG experience in ways that work for your learners. Start small and grow your FIG participation over time. Use these levels as your guide:

Level 1

Plot setup & data collection

Set up your plot, and collect your first years of data. The data you contribute is essential for professional foresters and for growing our collective understanding of Maine’s forests.

Level 2

Join FIG Network & PLT Community

Infuse scientific concepts, current events, and authentic questions using PLT’s Focus on Forests and Climate Change modules. Share data and compare plots as part of the FIG online network.

Level 3

Dig into data with maps and graphs

Geek out on data and use the FIG website to its fullest. Use the biophysical regions map, graphs, and pie charts to discover for yourself how Maine forests are changing over time.

Level 1

Plot setup & data collection

Set up your plot, and collect your first years of data. The data you contribute is essential for growing our collective understanding of Maine’s forests

Get Level 1 plans

Level 2

Data collection & single plot analysis

Take the next step! Collect data from your own plot, and visualize its tree composition and average DBH using graphs. After a few years of data collection, create a series of graphs that show how your plot is changing over time.

Get Level 2 plans

Level 3

Comparative plot analysis

Compare your own plot data with data from another plot. Through comparison studies, investigate biophysical regions, and changes over time in tree composition, DBH, more!

Get Level 3 plans



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