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Get the Dirt on the Boreal Forest

Students learn about the importance of soil and decomposition in forest. They do hands-on soil sampling and learn how soil types relate to plant growth. Students also draw relationships between the forest, natural regions and recycling. 

Grade(s):4
Curriculum:Science
Social Studies
Themes:
    • Plant communities
    • Plant & animal waste and recyclers
    • The 3 Rs
    • Natural regions
Type:Field Study
Duration:1.5 Hours
Location:Cold Lake, Garner Lake, Gregoire Lake, Moose Lake, Sir Winston Churchill or Whitney Lakes Provincial Parks
Max. Group Size:30 students
Fees:$2
Availability:May-June, September

Updated: Apr 10, 2018