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
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!