Raincoast Field School Celebrates National Forest Week

September 27, 2019

National Forest Week

Ucluelet Elementary Students at the Walk in the Forest Trailhead. Photo credit: Stefania Gorgopa/Raincoast Education Society

On September 25th 2019, 46 Ucluelet Elementary students visited the “Walk in the Forest” trail near Lost Shoe Creek to learn about forests from six different educators and forestry professionals.  The event was organized as part of National Forestry Week, in partnership with the BC Forest Practices Board.

“This was our first Raincoast Field School trip of the year and it was a huge success,” says Carrie Harbidge, Ucluelet Field School Coordinator at Raincoast Education Society. “The students got to experience the forest first hand while learning about forest ecology, cultural uses, harvesting and restoration. We are grateful to the community partners that spoke to students at different stations around the trail.”

Raincoast Education Society and the BC Forest Practices Board would like to thank the Barkley Community Forest, Ucluelet First Nation, Central Westcoast Forest Society and Western Forest Products for providing speakers for the event. Special thanks to Ucluelet Rent It Center Ltd which supplied the bathroom facilities and Central Westcoast Forest Society which sent each student home with a tree to plant.