Dovetail Partners Releases Updated Environmental Quiz


Environmental Quiz can open doors to inquiry and learning about forests and forestry


(Minneapolis, MN) -  Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, announces the release of its updated 2014 Environmental Quiz. The Environmental Quiz is a great tool to use as the first part of a teaching unit to help students maintain interest in the discussion of forests and forestry, for stimulating questions, or for providing a basis for more in-depth investigation of issues raised.


The Environmental Quiz was developed at the University of Minnesota in 1991 for use in a course dealing with a broad array of economic, social, and environmental issues. Since that time, the quiz has been taken by thousands of college students across the United States and by a number of other groups including teachers, high school students, boy scouts, community leaders, and forest products industry employees. Results show a pervasive pessimism, revealed by the fact that students, as well as a surprisingly high percentage of others, consistently indicate environmental conditions to be worse than they really are. Respondents also consistently demonstrate a shocking level of misinformation about forests and domestic forests in particular.


Narrowing the gap between perception and reality requires that students be engaged in thinking and discussion about forests - where they are, how forests in various regions differ, how forests change through time, forest trends, the basics of forest succession and the types and uses of products that come from forests.


As of July 1st, 2014 the Environmental Quiz has been updated with new statistical information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the USDA Forest Service. A PowerPoint Presentation of the updated environmental quiz is also available that can be used in conjunction with the printed environmental quiz or as a stand-alone presentation tool.


Click here to download the 2014 Environmental Quiz.


Click here to download the 2014 Environmental Quiz Answers.


Click here to download the 2014 Environmental Quiz PowerPoint Presentation.


The quiz is also available as a digital interactive tool. Click here to take the Environmental Quiz online.