Huestis Demonstration Forest
*Currently accepting requests for the Spring Planting event (see below) and Fall 2019.
Forest ecosystems | natural resource development | tree measurements | land use and multiple perspectives | careers | trees and their products | stewardship
A no-cost forest field trip, this program is offered throughout September & October and runs onsite from 10 am-2 pm. – A busing subsidy is also provided.
This program is offered through partnerships between the Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Environment and Parks, the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta, Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., Repsol, 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.
Elementary school students are invited to join the Huestis Demonstration Forest partners for a special tree planting and education event. This fun-filled day will feature hands-on activities, demonstrations, education stations and of course you’ll get to try your hand at tree planting.
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!Sign up your class here