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Carolinian Forest Festival Helps Connect Local Students to Nature

Aylmer, October 1, 2018 - Celebrating its eleventh year, the Carolinian Forest Festival is helping local students step into nature. "Many students have never had the opportunity to walk in the woods, let alone explore a true Carolinian forest," says Festival Coordinator Betsy McClure. "It is well documented that the health and well-being of humans are linked to the health of our trees and forests. The goal of the Forest Festival is to allow students to experience the wonders in our own backyard."

The Forest Festival, which runs from October 1 to 4 at Springwater Conservation Area, will see over 2,000 grade six and seven students from St. Thomas, London, Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties participate. The students will explore the Carolinian Life Zone through 38 hands-on and dynamic activities centred around five themes including: climate change, biodiversity and species at risk, forest resources, forest ecosystems, and stewardship and conservation.

The Festival relies on volunteers from conservation authorities, environmental organizations, and over 150 local high school students. The Festival is also entirely self-funded and is generously supported by the Thames Valley District School Board, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and many other community organizations and businesses.

Schedule of Schools

Monday, October 1, 2018
East Oxford Woodstock
Springfield Public School Springfield
New Sarum Public School St. Thomas
Louise Arbour French Immersion London
Roch Carrier French Immersion Woodstock
Straffordville Public School Straffordville
Clara Brenton London
Monsignor JH O'Neil Tillsonburg
Assumption Aylmer
Ealing Public School London
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Aberdeen Public School London
Locke's Public School St. Thomas
Sir Arthur Currie Public School London
Royal Roads Public School Ingersoll
June Rose Callwood St. Thomas
Elgin Court St. Thomas
South Ridge Public School Tillsonburg
Forest Park Public School St. Thomas
Pierre Elliott Trudeau St. Thomas
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Stoney Creek Public School London
Arthur Ford London
Davenport Public School Aylmer
Summers Corners Public School Aylmer
Locke's Public School St. Thomas
Delaware Central Public School Delaware
University Heights Public School London
Rick Hansen Public School London
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Byron Somerset London
Davenport Public School Aylmer
John Wise Public School St. Thomas
Byron Southwood London
Knollwood Park Public School London
Kettle Creek Public School Port Stanley
Byron Somerset London
Davenport Public School Aylmer
John Wise Public School St. Thomas
Byron Southwood London

Last Updated: Monday, 01 October 2018 16:13:46 PM EST

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