Here are some sources for GFL student participants to use in addition to Global Forest Watch.
Find the location you’re researching on Google Maps, so that you know its coordinates and what it looks from space before you visit other sources. Use it to see what human influences are near the forest. Also, check out the “Games” page to play a game on how areas affected by deforestation, droughts, and wildfire look on Google Maps.
View over 50 global satellite maps showing climate conditions and changes. One particularly useful map is Land Surface Temperature Anomaly (in the Energy section). You can use it to see if the weather was higher or lower than average in the area you’re researching when you took your photo.
For students in the US
Choose any forest in the United States, and click “Create Advisory.” You will get various statistics on the forest’s health, ranging from species of insects which threaten the forest to tree density maps.