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2021 Issues

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Download the Fall 2021 issue here (PDF)

In this issue, students will learn about what trees are, some of the different types of trees found in New York State, and how DEC helps manage forests for trees, wildlife, and people. They will also learn about maple sugaring and the importance of trees in the fight against climate change.

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Download the Spring 2021 issue (PDF)

In this issue, students will learn how burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel in vehicles (cars, trucks, and buses) creates harmful pollution that can affect our health and the earth's climate and environment. Driving electric vehicles can help us use less fossil fuels, reduce pollution, and fight climate change.


Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, a Winter 2021 issue was not published.