American Chestnut Learning Materials

Links to materials available for download at no charge.

American Chestnut Learning Box
The Learning Box is a work in progress. The link above takes you to explanatory materials created by Dr. Gary Carver to accompany some of the the hands-on items that he has provided for learning boxes in Maryland.

American Chestnut Educational Resources
A list of information provided by The American Chestnut Foundation.

The Legend of the American Chestnut Tree
A book written by students of the Poolesville High School, Kirby Carmack & Nicole Rodriguez, with Illustrations by Michael Torres.

The American Chestnut video by Thomas Nassif
An 18 minute video that tell the story of the chestnut and TACF, documents controlled pollination and shows the basics of hypo virulence.

American Chestnut Loaner Lab (University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and Towson University)
Download the teacher’s manual for the Chestnut Tree Lab. Loaner Lab kits made available to MD schools at no cost. A model for a national package to meet technology SOLs along with teaching chestnut science

Penn State Chestnut Growers Website
Everything a chestnut grower needs to know and much more, including back issues of the TACF Journal and other publications in pdf format.

Issue 11 Compass Magazine
A great resource for classroom use, with good photos and basic information along with an introduction to some advanced scientific work. This is a publication of the Southern Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Hypovirulence information (MDTACF)
This information covers the procedures volunteers can use to treat blight on surviving American chestnut trees.

TACF links to science and grower resources