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Carolinian Forest Festival
Carolinian Forest Festival Helps Connect Local Students to Nature

Aylmer, October 7, 2019 – Over 2,000 grades 6 and 7 students from 28 schools across the Thames Valley District School Board will be participating in the Carolinian Forest Festival at Springwater Conservation Area next week. "The goal of the Festival is to help students discover the value and importance of the Carolinian Life Zone and our local forests, says Festival Coordinator Betsy McClure. "It is well documented that the health and well-being of humans are linked to the health of our trees and forests. The goal of the Forest Festival is to allow students to experience the wonders in our own backyard."

The participating students will explore the Carolinian Life Zone through 38 hands-on and dynamic activities centred around five themes including climate change, biodiversity and species at risk, forest resources, forest ecosystems, and stewardship and conservation.

The Festival relies on volunteers from conservation authorities, environmental organizations, and over 150 local high school students. The Festival is also entirely self-funded and is generously supported by the Thames Valley District School Board, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Elgin Stewardship Council and many other community organizations and businesses.

Last Updated: Monday, 07 October 2019 09:47:42 AM EST

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