Smithers Elementary Students Celebrate National Forest Week
Many workers of the forest industry have taken time out of their day to teach elementary students about the forest. The kids have participated in mill tours, and information sessions on different aspects of the forest in celebration of National Forest Week. Ministry of Forest Management Bruce Hutchinson explains,” We show them different aspects of forestry...we picked 6 different stations we had one about wild life we have a bunch of skulls and hides the frequent the forest, we have a forest fire one, we have one about forest health, we have one about traditional uses, we have a tree planting one and forest measuring, how old trees are and how tall they are"
Most of the elementary students in Smithers came out to enjoy the 15 minutes information sessions... and the instructors said that the kids were all very engaged. Hutchinson explains, “ Interested in what goes on in the forest... a lot of them know a lot of stuff already, they know how to plant trees or have parents involved with forest industry either with the government or with sawmill or with loggers or whatever ... so it is part of the community.”
A Walk in Your Community Forest is this Saturday for the last day of National Forest Week.