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Spring & Fall programs - Forest ecology

Forest Ecology

An expedition deep into a mixed evergreen and deciduous forest, students have an opportunity to discover the interconnected world of plants, animals and the soil—and have an adventure they are sure to remember.

The forest is always changing, as the elements and the diverse array of plants and animals that form the forest ecosystem interact with one another. Exploring the forest is truly an adventure as students discover producers, consumers and decomposers and gain an understanding of the role each has in maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem. As we make discoveries, we also find hands-on uses for scientific methods as we identify, classify and group what is found.

“engaged them from the first activity”

—2nd grade teacher

Youth Forestry Camp

Forestry is about more than just trees! Our youth forestry camp is a cross-disipline program that includes ecology, problem solving, forest management, compass skills and more.

Students will learn how to use tools of the trade, collecting and analyzing data to determine how they can balance the needs of people with the needs of forests. Based on this investigation, they work to create management plans in small groups before presenting them to their peers through a highly educational “town meeting” format discussion.


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