Cradle of Forestry Video Series

During this time of Covid-19 we are happy to offer children a way to connect to the Cradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest and the great outdoors. These short videos offer educational content to children, teachers and parents about local WNC history, nature, and science.

Visit FIND Outdoors YouTube channel for new videos each week!

What is the Cradle of Forestry? Watch “Forest Story” to learn more! This film originally played at the Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site for many years. It recounts the story behind America’s first school of forestry in the United States.

 

Science Themed Videos

Cradle of Forestry Video Series: Eastern Box Turtles
Stephanie introduces us to the Eastern box turtle, exploring their habitat and life cycle.

Cradle of Forestry Video Series: A Peek in the Pond
Stephanie and Clay explore the Cradle’s freshwater pond.

Cradle of Forestry Video Series: Medicinal Herbs
Stephanie and Clay learn that some plants have healing properties and explore the forest for medicinal herbs.

 

Social Studies Themed Videos

Cradle of Forestry Video Series: New vs Old Wash
Clay and Stephanie compare doing laundry today vs back in the late 1800s with no electricity. Clay learns that new technology has given him more time to explore the woods.

Cradle of Forestry Video Series: The story of The Wampus Cat (premiering Oct. 19)
Stephanie and Clay discuss forms of entertainment in the late 1800’s, including games, storytelling and music. Stephanie tells the spooky tale of the “Wampus Cat”, told by European settlers living in the Appalachian mountains at the time of the Biltmore Forest School.