School tours return during Forestry Week in Port Alberni

By Susie Quinn
Alberni Valley News
September 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Students from at least two schools in Port Alberni will learn about the biodiversity of forests during a BC National Forest Week event on Thursday, Sept. 21.  Forest Week takes place in Canada during the third week in September In B.C. the week will be observed from Sept. 17–23, 2023.   …Sarah Williams, who teaches a Grade 5/6 class at Tsuma-as Elementary School, will be bringing her class back again. Diana Bouchard’s Grade 4/5 class from John Howitt Elementary will also participate this year.  “This year’s theme is biodiversity,” says Dave Robinson, resource manager at South Island Natural Resource District. Students will be planting seedlings at McLean Mill, taking tree measurements of trees already on site and learning how to measure the height of a tree. The seedlings were donated this year by Woodmore Nursery Inc. of Nanoose Bay.

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