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Plants

In these programs, students will learn about the importance of plants around us.  How do trees beneift us for example?  How should we manage forests to ensure that they are here for future generations.  What kind of ecosytems do they harbour.  Is it a wildflower or a weed?  Find out the difference.  All this and more in these fascinating programs!

 

 

1) Treemendous Trees

September > November

  • January > Mid-February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 3, 6 & 7

Trees are a valuable resource. Learn how a tree grows, the different parts of a tree, tree needs, tree identification, how to age a tree and more. We'll even answer the age old question, why do leaves change colour and fall off in autumn?

 

2) Stumped!

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 3, 4, 6 & 7

Stumps can be an ecosystem onto their own. This program involves each student finding his/her own stump, studying the life in and around it and discovering the value of the stump to the whole forest.

 

 

3) Managing for Tomorrow

September > November

  • January > Mid-February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

Forest management is a controversial topic yet should be explored with an open mind. Find out how Conservation Authorities get involved in forest management and why. Learn the different methods of harvesting trees, tree identification, tree needs for survival, how to calculate board feet in a tree and much more. Come "Cruising" with us.

 

 

 

4) Wildflower or Weed?

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 3, 4 & 6

Spring and fall abound with wildflowers but have you ever noticed that spring wildflowers are usually in the forest while later wildflowers bloom in fields and along roadsides? Learn some of the uses and folklore of our native wildflowers while discovering what is a weed and what is a wildflower.

 

 

 

 

 

5)Blowin' in the Wind

September > November

January > Mid-February

Curriculum Connections with grades 3, 4 & 6

Fall and winter are the times of the year when seeds are most visible. Discover how seeds are formed and then dispersed by plants of all kinds. Play the game SEED-Go and find out how you can help seeds get to where they need to go.


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