2008-09-18

Forest tours set

More than 600 Prince George elementary students will learn a lot about our forests next week during guided tours along the Willow River Interpretive Trail, just east of the city.

During National Forestry Week's Walk in the Woods tours, Sept. 22 to 26, students from 14 elementary schools will learn about forest issues as beetle kill, forest fires, storms and other environmental effects on forests, as well as the new growth that takes place, said Scott Scholefield, Canadian Institute of Forestry chair.

"The teachers are excited and look forward to taking their classes on this outing. It has been said that for some students, this will be their first time outside of the city. For others, it enhances their current school studies in science."