Des Crossley Demonstration Forest
Red Deer & Rocky Mountain House Area
Forest ecosystems | natural resource development | tree and shrub identification | tree measurements | land use and multiple perspectives | careers | trees and their products | stewardship
A no-cost forest field trip, this program is offered throughout May & June / September & October and runs onsite from 10 am-2 pm.
A $100/day busing subsidy is also provided.
This program is offered through partnerships between Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Environment and Parks, Forestry Futures Alliance, Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, West Fraser Mills Ltd and Inside Education.
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.
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 unique forestry career.
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.
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.
Compare old growth and new growth forests through a comprehensive plot study and explore the opportunities and challenges of a multi-use forest area.