The Know-Wood Board
With the UN-designates International Year of Forests 2011 just upon us the time has never been better for creating a wood culture in Ireland with this very practical award-winning education resource
The educational resource board for responsible timber sourcing.
Do you like the traditional hands-on tactile approach to learning about local and global development issues or do you prefer the power and sophistication of multimedia technology on CD-Rom?
Well we have combined both aspects in this award-winning wood education project (National Award (silver medal) winner in Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Forestry Awards) As part of our organisation’s philosophy, Just Forests promotes the creation of a "wood culture" here in Ireland. A greater appreciation of this wonderful natural asset/resource is urgently needed if forests are to continue to provide much needed life-enhancing services to all.(see our'Importance of Wood in Our Lives'page for more on this thinking).
With the Know-Wood™ Board you can examine the tactile qualities of the wood and access helpful technical information relating to that particular species on the accompanying CD-Rom.The Wood Explorer CD is your guide to the exploration of 1,650 wood species from all corners of the world. Over eight fields of information helps you to compare species for colour/texture, environmental profile, availability and certification status.
Making an informed choice
Is our choice of a particular wood species having a negative or positive impact on peoples lives in developing countries? These questions and more are dealt with in this project making it a very apt tool for use in development education (DE) and education for sustainable development (ESD).The board consists of 6 Irish-grown hardwoods; 6 Irishgrown softwoods; 3 Irish-made sheet materials and 3 FSC-certified tropical species. It is an attractive and easy way to further your knowledge on wood.
The Know-Wood™ Board will be a great aide to architects, woodwork teachers, and anyone who specifies wood as part of their work.
Ensuring there is a Know-Wood™ Board in every school/classroom is a great way of helping the next generation to realise the importance of forests and wood to society. Make sure your child has access to environmental education that will help shape their future.
Sponsor a board for your local school
Companies can sponsor a Know-Wood™ Board for a local school and have their company logo mounted on the board. If your company would like to do so please contact us.
For prices and further information please contact us.