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Debbie Sluggett, Kalon Nahachewsky (Educational Liaisons)
Debbie Bazett ( Forest Education Coordinator, COFI - Southern Operations)

Tree Cookies and Timelines...

Many of the requests during the past few months have been from teachers needing tree samples to use with the Grade 5 forest education kit. However, a few months ago Marc Sabourin, a Grade 10 Social Studies French Immersion teacher from Summerland Secondary, had the idea of using old-growth tree cross-sections for a timeline project. Students matched important historical events (from Confederation to Present) to the annual growth rings of the tree. The picture below shows two students presenting their timeline project to their class. The caption was provided by the French Immersion students in the picture. The English translation follows. Thanks to Bob Clarke of Revelstoke Community Forestry Corporation for providing these excellent Douglas-fir samples.

Voici Natasha Perry-Fagant et Zach Pelletier. Ils sont des héros. Pourquoi? Parce qu'ils on fait quelque chose de bon avec leur transsection d'arbre. Ils ont fait une ligne de temps pour leur classe de Science Humaine à l' école Summerland Secondary. Oops, Zach l'a brisé!!

Presenting Natasha Perry-Fagant and Zach Pelletier. They're heroes. Why? Because they've used a tree's cross section to draw similar pattern comparisons, all to create an historical time line to teach the students of Summerland Secondary.  Oops, Zach just broke it!!


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