|Area:||Public Outreach and Education|
|Sponsor:||Alberta Plywood - a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.|
|Region:||Lesser Slave Area|
Object & Deliverables
The primary goal of this project was to provide a coordinated effort in forest resource education within the Lesser Slave Lake Region of north-central Alberta. The project funded an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified forest educator to assist teachers with delivering forest resource education curriculum.
Complementary project activities included increasing forest literacy of children from kindergarten to grade 12; assisting teachers from the Slave Lake Region with resource education; and increasing public knowledge and awareness of the forest resource.
To achieve these objectives, the forest educator provided the schools with teaching plans, led forestry field tours with school groups, organized guest lectures in classrooms, and coordinated a summer forestry camp.
Over the period of October 2000 to August 2006, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society engaged approximately 16,000 students and completed 223 classroom visits, 364 field trips, and 81 school field tours.
Project results are contained in a series of annual progress reports beginning on October 1, 2000 and ending on August 31, 2006.