National Forest Week - BC Coalition

Last updated on
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Program Description

The BC Provincial Coalition was established in 2013 with the overarching goal of showing young people in BC that they can enjoy time spent outdoors and learn more about the different uses of BC’s forests, including wood products, jobs, recreation and spiritual values. We provide field trip opportunities, as resources allow, to inform your students about topics relating to forestry, forests and the forest environment in BC. The Coalition can also offer you a number of resources including handouts, giveaways, videos and speakers to bring the forest to your classroom whether your class is in a rural or urban school.

For the BC Field Trips Fair, two field trips are available. One will be to the District of Mission Tree Farm and the other to the operations in the Fraser Valley of a forest company.

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Life processes are performed at the cellular level.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • Trip Details
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    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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    Half Day minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    No fee is charged for the field trips.  One of our partners, Canadian Institute of Forestry-Vancouver Section, has a grant program that provides up to $125/bus to off-set bus rental costs.  This is limited to availability of funds.  Contact Bill Bourgeois at for more information.