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Forest Education

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The Creston Community Forest enjoys providing educational opportunities to the community. Often this is done in the form of field trips for school group, including both primary and high school students.

Below you will find information on some of the most recent trips!

For more information on forest education, email Daniel Gratton at:
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or call 250-402-0070.

On September 24th, the Grade 5 students of the Creston, BC attended a field trip for National Forest Week, providing them with an opportunity to learn about the forest ecosystems and industry. The event was hosted by the Creston Community Forest; approximately 85 students were in attendance. The students moved through five stations which included a biodiversity hike, wildfire protection, compassing, wood cookie painting and tree identification.

The biodiversity hike provided students with insight as to why biodiversity is so important to an ecosystem. The hike had a creek crossing, a wide variety of plants and big, old cedar shells to stand in! The wildfire protection station allowed students to get the hands-on experience of fighting wildfire. The students used tools and equipment to put out a fire. The compassing exercise showed students the importance of mapping in the forests industry, allowing them to locate where they were and how they would get to the final destination. The wood cookie painting gave students an opportunity to get creative and paint a scene showing why forests are important to them. There were many great paintings which included camping, waterways, animals, logging and more. The tree identification station allowed students to learn about the different tree species in our area and how to differentiate them from one another. The day was completed with a hotdog lunch! 

 Wood Cookie Painting



On June 5, Environment Day, the ARES grade 4 students attended a field trip. The students learned about the different tree species in the area, the important role of forestry in the community and why planting is a necessary part of the industry. The students then planted trees and attached name tags so that they may revisit the site and see how their trees are growing.     


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Creston Valley Forest Corporation

Box 551
Creston, BC, V0B 1G0
Phone: 250-402-0070
Fax: 250-402-0080