Forest Story Cards, a Visual Survey Tool
A visual survey tool for initiating dialogue about forests with adults and youth, Forest Story Cards, is described. The cards include 52 selected photographs related to forests, a wild card, and instructions. Field-testing by natural resource professionals, Extension educators, and forestry volunteers indicate the photographic cards help individuals communicate and make associations about their life experiences, concerns, and hopes for their own forests and for forests in general. Visual survey techniques such as Forest Story Cards hold promise for use in other educational situations when addressing issues and topics about which the individuals involved lack shared background or experience.
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Smith, S. A. (2010). Forest Story Cards, a Visual Survey Tool. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.02.14