Okanagan-Columbia Forest Education Highlights
Debbie Sluggett, Kalon Nahachewsky
(Educational Liaisons working for Okanagan-Columbia Companies)
Debbie Bazett (Forest Education Coordinator, COFI - Southern Operations)
Forestry Week 2007 - “A Tree’s Story – From Seed to Finished Product”
This year’s lesson, “A Tree’s Story – From Seed to Finished Product”, offered students a chance to learn about the woodlands and manufacturing sectors of forestry. The presentation started with a seed and followed its journey from seedling to mature tree and from log to a variety of end products like lumber, plywood and paper as well as those products which have a component of wood in them… medicines, ping pong balls, rayon, toothpaste, soap, etc. Teachers, students and the forestry presenters had a good time… A big “thank-you” goes out to all of the forestry presenters who volunteered their time to make this effort a success. At this time, the tally for the total number of volunteers for the Southern Interior isn’t in, but there were over 60 volunteers in the Okanagan-Columbia who reached more than 9,000 students!!
We expect presentations to students in the Thompson, Cariboo and West Kootenays will bring the total student count up to 14,000 – 15,000 for the Southern Interior of BC by the end of June.
View the lesson: Forestry Week 2007 -“A Tree’s Story – From Seed to Finished Product”.