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Youth Education

Applied Forestry for Environmental Science Students

Students will explore the ecosystem services provided by trees, including nutrient cycling, carbon storage, clean water, temperature regulation, and oxygen. After a native plant walk led by a docent naturalist, they’ll monitor forest health in a study plot. Students will work in groups to assess the plot for diversity, tree and crown condition, lichen abundance, regeneration, wildlife, and soil quality. (MSDE Science Standards Goal 1: Skills and Processes, Indicator 1.3.1 and Goal 6: Environmental Science, Indicators 6.1.1, 6.2.2, and 6.3.4).