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

Grade 5 students learn about the Lodgepole pine tree.

Other Field Trips and Class Presentations:

  • The senior outdoor education class at Okanagan Mission Secondary School in Kelowna received a presentation on common forest health issues in BC. They had the opportunity to examine specimens of Bark Beetles, Gall rust, Mistletoe and other Insect damage.
  • Oyama Traditional School hosted a speaker on the Mountain Pine Beetle, learning about the life cycle of the bark beetle and tree anatomy.
  • The forestry class at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary School in Westbank went on a timber cruise field trip. Randy Hardy, Chris Gilbert and Bryan Darroch from Gorman Brothers Lumber volunteered, bringing along their equipment and expertise, which helped make the field trip a great success. In late May, this class will be visiting the Tolko Mill in Kelowna to complement their unit on Wood Manufacturing.
  • In June, the French school at McNicoll Park in Penticton will be helping the City plant trees along Penticton Creek. Students from grades 4 - 7 will be replacing some of the old and diseased trees with new poplar and ponderosa pine seedlings.

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