Now booking Fall 2017!
We host forest education programs at one of our newest sites, the Huestis Demonstration Forest located near Whitecourt, Alberta. This program allows students from the area to explore a unique working forest through an exciting full-day, curriculum-based program.
A no-cost forest field trip, this program is offered throughout September and October and runs onsite from 10 am-2 pm. A busing subsidy is also provided to help offset travel costs. For more information please review our Field Program FAQ’s
Program Themes: Forest ecosystems, natural resource development, tree measurements, land use and multiple perspectives, careers, trees and their products, stewardship.
Grade 4 – Explore the living cycle of the forest by studying plants, how they grow and the role of decomposition. Students will consider the forest as a natural resource and discover how people connect with local forests. Curriculum Connections: Plant growth and changes; Waste in our world; Alberta: a sense of the land
Grade 6 - Connect with the forest by examining the natural and human factors that shape the forest landscape. Students will identify our forest plants, and use real forestry tools to explore a careers. Curriculum Connections: Trees and Forests; Evidence and Investigations
Jr. High – Uncover the interactions in our forest ecosystems by exploring its symbiotic relationships, succession system, and soils along with traditional and modern human uses of our plants and natural resources. Curriculum Connections: Plants for food and fibre; Interactions and ecosystems
NEW! Wildlife Program - offered to junior high school classes this new program will utilize our on-site wildlife cameras to consider how species move and interact in the forest with an emphasis on species at risk and natural development. Curriculum Connections: Environment & Outdoor Education; Interactions and ecosystems
Sr. High - Compare old growth and new growth forests through a comprehensive plot study and explore the opportunities and challenges of a multi-use forest area. Curriculum Connections: CTS - Natural Resources, Biology 20/30 Changes in living systems; Ecosystems and population change
CTF / CTS Special Harvesting Event September 26, 2017 - This is your chance to watch forest harvesting in action and have the opportunity to visit with operators. A perfect fit to enhance any curriculum that highlights careers, technology and Alberta's Forest Sector! This program will fill up quickly so get your application in soon!
Please inquire if you would like more detail or have a special program request
Thank you for your interest in the Huestis Demonstration Forest field program. We are currently taking requests for Fall 2017.
If you have any questions about our field study at the Huestis Demonstration Forest please contact program coordinator Emily Drystek by email or phone: 1-888-421-1497.
For this program, Inside Education works in partnership with The Forest Resource Association of Alberta, Millar Western, and Alberta Environment and Parks.
Download a map to the Huestis Demonstration Forest